Local News


Teacher pay and recruitment discussed at education town hall in Las Vegas

Posted at 11:33 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 02:35:43-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A panel composed of educators from Clark County School District were part of an education town hall at Sierra Vista High School Saturday afternoon.

Teachers, principals expressed to parents their concerns and said students are their top priority.

"We're in the business of people. We need to attract, retain, recognize and hold accountable the best and the brightest in the nation,” said David Wilson, the principal at El Dorado High School.

Wilson told 13 Action News the current funding system doesn't offer good enough pay to recruit teachers.

"If we are not competitive in our salaries and benefits they're not going to come to us. If we are going to have the best we need to pay more," said Wilson.

Teachers from CCSD hopes lawmakers up in Carson City push for more money.

"We need to pay [teachers] according to the standards that we're expecting to hold them accountable to," said Wilson.

Jordana McCudden expressed to parents she is concerned some school programs are being canceled due to lack of resources.

"Not kind of fund ita little bit more here or a little bit more there, it needs to be fully funded so we don't have to pick and choose what programs are the most important. They're all important," said McCudden.

Mccudden said schools are currently funded at 58%.