Approximately $60 million — that’s the budget deficit the Clark County School District recently announced it is facing this fiscal year. CCSD is not alone. Washoe County School District is facing a $13 million budget deficit with another $40 million in deficit looming.
What does this mean for students? During last week’s board meeting the CCSD Board of Trustees approved what seemed to be a rushed schedule of budget cuts proposed by CCSD leadership with only a couple of hours notice. These cuts include $14 million in cuts to school services, another $17.3 in strategic budgets at schools, and $11.8 million from central services. While rushed, the list of cuts and process is well detailed and transparent, the impact – not so much. See proposed cuts here. State law does not allow school districts to operate in the red.
Here’s what the current cuts mean for students and parents: