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Jara says CCSD budget balanced, teacher strike still looms

Posted at 10:21 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 01:46:16-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara says school budgets are in and they are balanced, but the union that represents the teachers says a teacher strike is still on the table.

Jara made the budget announcement on Friday, weeks after telling Las Vegas valley principals to make $17 million in cuts.

The deadline for principals to balance their budgets was Tuesday.

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Jara did not share any details about the cuts and it is still unclear exactly what will change or what has been affected.

He says every budget has been submitted to the central office and they've all been approved.

The Clark County Education Association says a teacher's strike is still on the table. If the cuts impact a teacher position, class resources, or classroom sizes -- there will be a strike, they say.