Clark County educators at a breaking point as strike looms

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Today, the Clark County Education Association held a press conference at Durango High School regarding a potential upcoming teacher strike that would take effect at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

“Educators are at a breaking point. They are fed up, and they won’t start another school year with more budget cuts, no resources, larger class sizes, and yet another pay freeze,” said Vikki Courtney, CCEA President.

John Vellardita, CCEA spokesman, drew the line in the sand – if one cut is included in the budget after Monday, that will trigger the strike to start the school year. Vellardita also said that the CCEA would let all parents and students know of their plans, should a strike be initiated, so parents can make necessary acomodations for the start of the school year.

Other members of the CCEA who spoke at the rally reinforced this sentiment, with comments on class sizes, teacher retention, and urging legislators to make education a priority in the state.

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