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(Las Vegas, NV) Teachers in the Clark County School District who are still in the Clark County Education Association have the opportunity to leave CCEA between July 1 and July 15.

Each member pays $773 annually to have the union represent them, but the number of teachers has dropped each year since 2007.

And whether that is due to teacher reduction or unsatisfactory representation, the opt-out clause is there according to NPRI’s Victor Joecks.

“If you are teacher in the Clark County School District and are a member of the Clark County Education Association and you want to leave, you can only due do so by written notice between July 1st-15th,” says Joecks.

NPRI is reminding teachers of the important date because many may be headed for summer vacation and be unaware of the short time period to be able to opt out. Phone calls to the Clark County Education Association were not returned.

Before the 2012-13 school year 800 teachers left the Clark County Education Association. With that, nearly $640 thousand in dues left as well.

“One of the astonishing things we found that CCEA is doing with dues is paying exorbitant salaries to their staff. In 2009, CCEA spent more than a third of its $4.1 million budget on just nine employees,” says Joecks.

Phone calls to the Clark County Education Association were not returned

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