The Clark County School District has completed reductions of approximately $68 million from its 2018-19 general operating fund in order to present a balanced budget in accordance with state law. The balanced budget was approved by the Board of School Trustees on May 21, 2018.
Still, Chief Human Resources Officer Andre Long emphasized that CCSD continues to hire for some positions opened by retirements and other openings, especially teaching positions.
“CCSD still has almost 800 open teaching positions, and we encourage teachers who are considering moving to Clark County or others interested in entering the teaching profession to join our team,” Long said. “We look forward to welcoming new teachers to continue the recent momentum we have seen in increasing student achievement.”
In order, to be transparent with the community and communicate the effects of the latest budget reductions, the District is releasing additional information about how schools decided to accommodate the cuts needed to balance their school strategic budgets with their respective School Organizational Teams.
Central Service departments were asked to reduce their 2018-19 budgets by approximately $15.5 million to accommodate increased employee costs in their areas. Schools reduced funding by approximately $47 million because they had the majority of employees whose costs increased.