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Education Leaders Disagree On Teacher Raises

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CCSD Superintendent Dwight Jones (photo: Trevor Smith/KXNT)

CCSD Superintendent Dwight Jones (photo: Trevor Smith/KXNT)

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(Las Vegas, NV) — Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones and Clark County Education Association President Ruben Murillo have the same goal.

However, the road to that goal is different for each man. An arbitrator ruled in favor of teacher raises, which according to Jones will result in pink slips being handed out.

“The action taken by the arbitrator will ultimately result in a reduction in force.” Jones and his staff will now need to put together a revamped, balanced budget in just two weeks

“What we have here in the state is a lack of funding for public education.” said CCEA President Ruben Murillo. The district is currently over 60 million dollars in the hole but that won’t stop Superintendent Dwight Jones from remaining focused.

“I still plan on investing in our teachers through training and support. We’re going to make the right decisions to say at the end of the day, this school district delivers to every parent, our promise, that their child will get the very best education.”

The layoffs are expected by the end of the month.

Dwight Jones statement on arbitrator’s ruling

Ruben Murillo statement on arbitrator’s ruling

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