November 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas-area school administrators are
declaring an impasse in contract negotiations with the union
In a news release, the Clark County School District characterized the move as "inevitable" to getting a third-party arbitrator involved in binding talks with the Clark County Education Association.
District spokeswoman Amanda Fulkerson says efforts to schedule
negotiations fell through, and administrators want a contract in
place before students return in late August for the 2012-2013
Officials announced this month that more than 400 employees face
layoffs in an effort to cut more than 1,000 teaching positions and
ease a $59 million budget shortfall.
The district has about 18,000 teachers and more than 300,000
Administrators wanted to feeze pay, but an arbitrator ruled that
teachers should get scheduled raises.
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