CCSD school board finalizes budget cuts, saves jobs

LAS VEGAS - The Clark County School District avoided cutting more job positions and reduced its budget deficit Thursday night by approving approximately $25 million in cuts.

In order to balance the budget , school board trustees are dipping into the ending fund balance -- a reserve. Normally, it is 1.75 percent of the general fund revenue but will be taken down to 0.78 percent to balance the budget. 

The proposed cuts had included cutting 120 bus driver positions and special education staff. Parents and staff came out in numbers to make sure that didn't happen.

"I think special education should not be cut anywhere in schools," said Amy Miller-James, parent. "We're coming into this generation with more and more children, who are either have autism or special needs. I believe that's one area we can not cut at all and should not cut."

Trustees did vote to cut a school associate superintendent position.

Former Nevada first lady Sandy Miller called for change.

"We have an election coming up in 2018. Change the complexion of our legislator, to be people who vote for education, we have allowed our state to become a free place to live. We advertise ourself as a free place to live. Nobody has to pay any taxes and this is the result of what happens," Miller said.


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