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CCSD Principals Give A 'No Confidence' Vote To Jara

Vote Comes After Announcement To Eliminate Deans Positions

June 13, 2019 - 6:48 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Middle and high school principals in the Clark County School District on Wednesday gave a unanimous vote of "No Confidence" to Superintendent Jesus Jara.

The unprecedented vote comes after Jara's announcement earlier in the week that 170 dean positions in the district were being eliminated in a cost-cutting move.

District leaders were critical of the announcement, saying they weren't consulted on the matter. The union representing the deans say the first time they were aware of the move was when Superintendent Jara released a video detailing the plan. They say the elimination of the deans' positions will jeopardize safety at a time where an emphasis on school safety is more important than ever. Not only would the deans' positions be eliminated, but the deans' support staffs would be affected as well.

Jara apologized Wednesday for how many of those affected discovered the news.

The No Confidence vote comes as Jara deals with teachers who are frustrated by the possibility of not getting a raise promised by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. Teachers recently voted to strike at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.