Nevada governor urges deal; teachers stop strike planning


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada teachers union has paused teacher strike preparations in the Clark County School District following a news conference from the state governor.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak urged the school district Friday to reach a deal with its teachers to avoid a strike.

Sisolak says the district came to legislators multiple times with different funding estimates, but never requested money for the professional development program created in 2016.

Officials say participants were told they could collect a $5,400 salary increase after completing three years of professional development. More than 2,500 teachers participated.

District officials say it’s offering a one-time payment over $5,000 to all employees who qualify, if they can find the funds and the program is replaced.

The union says a Sept. 10 district-wide teacher strike is still on the table.

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