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School closures leave Clark County School District substitute teachers without pay

Substitutes already don't receive benefits
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Posted at 10:20 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 10:33:45-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District substitute teachers are worried after school closures leave them without pay.

Just last week at a CCSD school board meeting, they were asking trustees for health benefits and sick days.

The district is closing school doors until April 13.

Teachers and school staff will continue to be paid, but substitutes will not be. They also do not receive benefits from the district.

“We’re just thrown under the bus here,” says Lisa Roe, substitute teacher.

“We do the best job as we can and its just really frustrating that they’re forgetting about us,” says Roe.

Roe says most try to plan for summer break, when there is no class, but this pandemic came out of the blue and most weren’t able to prepare for this.

“If school re-opens this year, I doubt many substitutes will go back after this," says Roe.

13 Action News reached out to the Clark County School District on Monday to ask what plans they have for substitutes, and if there’s any possibility for them to get any sort of health assistance given the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a developing story, we'll let you know when we hear back.