Jesus Jara

CCSD Superintendent Meeting With Principals Today

Looking For Money-Saving Alternatives To Deans Layoffs

July 17, 2019 - 5:38 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Clark County Schools Superintendent Jesus Jara plans to meet with principals from around the district today to look at ways to address a more than $17 million budget shortfall.

Jara recently announced that 170 middle and high school deans would be losing their positions, a cost cutting move meant to eliminate that deficit.

That move came under heavy criticism from parents and students, as well as from the union that represents the deans. They say that Jara's move violated Nevada's open meeting law, as the first time the deans heard the news about their jobs was in a video that Jara released online.

Last week, a judge put a restraining order into effect, scheduling a hearing for August 14th on the matter, two days after the Clark County School District year begins. On Monday, the District filed a motion to lift the order. That matter will be addressed next Wednesday.