CCSD: Full-time distance learning may lead to staff reduction

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District is looking at a potential staff reduction due to the anticipated continuation of full-time distance learning. During a board of trustees meeting Thursday night, the district noted nearly 1,500 custodial, bus driver and school police positions are among those that could be affected.

These possible cuts are directly related to the lack of students’ and staff’s physical presence on campuses and depend on a return to face-to-face instruction.

The following numbers were presented in a financial impact summary requested by trustees.

  • Surplus half of custodial staff
    • Approximately 700 positions
    • Savings: $13.5 million
  • Surplus transportation employees
    • Approximately 650 positions
    • Savings: $12.5 million
  • Reduce number of police positions
    • Approximately 30 positions
    • Savings: $1.5 million

According to CCSD, if these cuts happen it could cause a shortage going into the 2021-2022 school year because of the time it takes to rehire positions, train people as well as union employees bumping into positions.

CCSD says it will continue to evaluate all district positions and make other reduction recommendations if necessary.

While the district tabled its hybrid transition plan for now, it plans to present a new transition plan to trustees in January 2021.

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