LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – More money for CCSD teachers is coming from the district and the state.

The Clark County School District set its budget for next school year and outlined it during a public presentation Thursday night. While it will include a bump in pay for educators, it is the first year since the pandemic the district won’t be getting millions in emergency federal Covid relief dollars.

At a meeting of the CCSD Trustees, we learned how much the district will spend. CCSD’s 2024-25 tentative budget: $3.48 billion dollars. The majority, 84%, is allocated for salaries and benefits for CCSD employees.

There is some uncertainty with how much money will be brought in as according to the district, enrollment has been decreasing over the last several years.

This is also the first year without federal Covid funds which will impact the ability to buy things like Chromebooks, but the district says they are prepared.

“Obviously we lost $100 million because all of our ESSR funding goes away this year…when we had Covid money or ESSR money we stocked up,” reported Jason Goudie, Chief Financial Officer for CCSD.

Also Thursday, state lawmakers specifically the Interim Finance Committee of the Nevada Legislature approved SB 231 funding for CCSD. Nearly $174 million will be used to boost salaries of educators, support professionals, and school police. This money will supplement compensation increases previously agreed to through collective bargaining with the district.

Here is a breakdown of how that money will be allocated:

  • 33.4% of the request, or an estimated $58,051,168, will be allocated to support professionals. This includes a retroactive pay increase of 3% effective January 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025, and differentiated pay of $4,250 for hard-to-fill positions effective for the 2024-2025 contract year.
  • 66% of the request, or an estimated $114,711,888, will be allocated to licensed educators. This includes a retroactive pay increase of 1.875%, effective February 1, 2024, or March 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025
  • Differentiated pay of $5,000 for hard-to-fill and special education positions effective for the 2024-2025 contract year.
  • .6% of the total request, or an estimated $1,042,835, will be allocated to police officers, representing an estimated 4.12% salary increase for the 2024-2025 contract year.

“We extend our continued appreciation to the Legislature and the Governor for the historic increase in public education funding last session. With today’s approval of the SB 231 funds for CCSD, we are thrilled to further enhance compensation for our dedicated, hardworking, and deserving licensed educators, support professionals, and police,” said Dr. Brenda Larsen-Mitchell, Interim Superintendent.

“Our employees show up every day to educate our children, and competitively compensating them ensures retention, successful recruitment, and student academic success,” Larsen-Mitchell added.


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