Las Vegas, Nevada 2020-11-20 00:15:00 –
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Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 9:15 pm
Approximately 1,400 employees in Clark County School District can lose their jobs if the school district does not return to direct instruction after several months of a pandemic forced closure.
CCSD Chief Financial Officer Jason Goudie gave a presentation to the district school board on Thursday because facility management, transportation and school police positions involve the physical presence of students and staff. , Is believed to be reduced.
Schools have been conducted remotely since the outbreak of the pandemic in mid-March. The proposal to return students to January for partial face-to-face learning did not reach a board vote last week due to the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the Las Vegas region.
“While considering the impact of these potential reductions, the district will continue to balance its commitment to financial responsibility, operational efficiency and quality guidance,” the CCSD announcement reads.
In the transportation sector alone, reducing staff by up to 650 can save the district about $ 12.5 million. Storage staff is reduced by 50%, or 700 workers, saving $ 13.5 million.
Officials said CCSD police would look for part-time opportunities to prioritize vacancies, takeovers and reduce the number of affected officers. The district recommended reducing about 30 police jobs to save about $ 1.5 million.
The district evaluates all positions and makes recommendations for reductions as needed.
There are currently no plans to vote on the recommendations.