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Principal Reaches Out to Students, Parents About Cuts

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LAS VEGAS -- State budget cuts will mean Las Vegas teachers will lose their jobs and students will have fewer classes and programs.

So Spring Valley High School's principal is reaching out directly to kids and their parents to make sure they have a voice when it comes their education. Principal Bob Gerye who sent out an email this week outlying the effects the budget cuts will have on his campus. It specifically highlights what classes are at risk, hoping kids will do their part to make sure they won't go away.

"We will always service the kids and we will do it with our heart and soul, but the more it's chipped away at, you have less do it with," he said.

Because of the budget crisis, any class that has fewer than 35 students next school year will automatically be canceled. Principal Gerye says during enrollment, they will check to see what kids pick, especially when it comes to electives. If more kids choose a certain class, that one will stay alive.

Some programs at risk right now include art, foreign language, and even honors and advanced placement classes.

Spring Valley High is set to let go 11 teachers next year and two counselors. Some of the classes and programs that have been cut over the past few years include the school choir, the theater program and computer and business classes.

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