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Clark County School District seeks to lay off 1,015 employees

Reported by: Krystal Allan
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Updated: 5/16/2012 5:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Under a final budget to be presented to the Clark County School District Board of Trustees this evening the district plans to lay off 1,015 licensed personnel.

The layoffs are coming after an arbitrator sided with the teachers union, rebuffing the district’s attempt to maintain a pay freeze in order to fill a deficit.

In the several weeks since the ruling, district officials have been fine-tuning their final budget, which has been obtained by News 3. The district, now mandated to offer raises for certain teachers, will face a deficit of $59.1 million dollars.

In order to balance its budget, the district says 1,015 jobs would be lost: 840 positions would be trimmed in schools; another 175 literacy specialists would be let go.

Layoff notices will go out the second week of June.

The school board has a public meeting planned for today to discuss this breaking news. That meeting is scheduled for 5 tonight at the Greer Education Center on Flamingo near McLeod.

If you'd like your voice heard residents must call 799-1072 before 2 p.m.

News 3's Krystal Allan will be live with the latest information in our evening newscasts at 4, 5 and 6.
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