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August 29, 2014

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School District gives early approval to budget that cuts 2,500 positions

The Clark County School District would eliminate 2,500 staff positions if a tentative budget approved Wednesday is given final approval.

The budget includes cuts of more than $407 million, district officials said. It also includes pay cuts and benefit concessions that add up to an 8 percent reduction, however, the reductions have to be negotiated with employee unions.

In addition, the budget calls for larger class sizes, changing class schedules for more than 100 schools, reducing textbook and supply budgets and cuts in administrative budgets.

The tentative budget was approved in a special Clark County School Board meeting Wednesday. The budget will come to the board again for adoption at its May 18 meeting.

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  1. Surely it helps to build a better community when we take money from working people and children in school who are suffering instead of from the rich, foreign mining corporations that have made billion off of this recession.

    Right?

  2. keystone6,

    Public employees in the State of Nevada can not strike so that idea is not going anywhere.

  3. Another 2500 people out of work here in Nevada? That should do wonders for the economy! Austerity just means a longer pull out of a bleak economy. Things will be better, but it will definitely hurt in the short term.

  4. Any rational person will agree that these cuts suck, period. But there is little that can be done about it given our current political environment.

    The only real solution is to elect people to office that that will enact practical solutions to our problems without regard to special interest groups or party ideology.

  5. keystone6,

    I am not looking to see Teachers take a cut of a single dime.

    I am closer to this situation then I wish to be though.

    I am looking for realistic problem solvers, not pie in the sky suggestions as you keep posting about.

    Be careful what you ask for, you just might receive it.