Las Vegas Sun

November 26, 2015

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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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