November 21, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County school trustees approved a tentative $1.8 billion budget for the upcoming year that cuts almost 19 percent from current levels.
Among $338 million in cuts in the budget approved Wednesday, the
Las Vegas-area district would halve textbook and supply budgets,
eliminate more than 1,800 jobs and slice 20 percent from
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that employees would be asked to pay 20 percent of health insurance costs.
Officials call the budget preliminary, since the cash-strapped Nevada Legislature hasn't set state school funding levels.
The Clark County School District is the fifth-largest in the nation, with almost 310,000 students and 18,000 licensed teachers at more than 350 campuses.
Its budget has declined from almost $2.25 billion in 2008-09 to a little over $2.1 billion last year.