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CCSD Receives $82 Million From Feds

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Photo Credit:  Clark County School District

Photo Credit: Clark County School District

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(Las Vegas, NV) –A grant from the federal government may help teachers in the Las Vegas area.

The Clark County School District will receive nearly $82 million for the upcoming school year and according to chief student services officer Kim Wooden, nearly half of the money will fund nearly 200 teachers at schools with low-income families.

“Typically, the money is used to fund parent centers, serve homeless students, or for reducing class-size. Basically anything a student needs for supplemental instruction.”

The recent layoffs at the school district have has affected many people, but the money from the feds will help ease the pain.

“The funding has certainly impacted the number of staff across the district. The staff affected by the reduction-in-force could have been greater without this grant.”

The School District will receive the money for the upcoming school year through Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which grants federal dollars to public and private schools with high numbers of students from low-income families.

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