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Students react to looming teacher strike, principal put on leave

Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-24 11:30:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Students at Eldorado High School the school year started with a lot of issues. Their principal was assigned to home leaving them with no principal to this day. Now their teachers are fighting for a raise and compensation for higher education.

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Student leader, Alex Gallegos, reached out to us 13 Action News, frustrated about all the negativity he's seeing in and around his school.

First their principal, David Wilson, was placed on leave before school even started.

"He had such great personality, positive about everything so students can feel there's a noticeable difference without him here."

And no one knows why.

CCSD says it cannot discuss personnel matters.

"We're all just looking for answers, trying to navigate all of this as students and I think teachers as well too."

To add to the mounting stress and anxiety in the high school, teachers' ongoing fight for a raise and a potential strike on the horizon. The tension is felt by students.

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"They're understanding hey my teacher is stressed or upset and that negatively affects the classroom setting"

Alex says, he and other classmates are standing behind their principal and teachers.

Different schools including Eldorado will stage a walkout Sept. 5 in support of teachers getting the compensation they're demanding.

"We're trying to help you guys as much as you're trying to help us."