10 Oct Three CCSD employee associations reach tentative agreements

On Oct. 4, the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees and the leaders of three employee associations announced that employee compensation for the 2018-19 school year has been settled with three more of the district’s employee groups.

Once all of the agreements are ratified and approved by the Board of School Trustees, CCSD’s Human Resources department will provide eligible employees with more information on the process and timing for each group’s compensation.

“This unprecedented effort allows for CCSD and its employee groups to put aside ongoing compensation negotiations, stabilize CCSD’s budget for the 2018-19 school year, and unite CCSD and its employee groups as we approach a critical legislative session,” Board of Trustees President Deanna Wright said.

“One of my main priorities as superintendent is to improve working relationships with all employee groups. I’m excited to join with the School Board of Trustees as we partner with all our employee unions to discuss funding for CCSD during the 2019 Legislative session to increase student achievement,” Superintendent Jesus F. Jara said. “This announcement ensures that we can move toward the legislative session as one team, with one goal — and that is to make CCSD the number one choice for students.”

Members of the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) ratified their proposed contract earlier this month, paving the way for a historic three-year contract between CCSD and its teachers.

Other contracts that will soon go to employee groups for ratification include:

  • Education Support Employees Association (ESEA) agreement would settle compensation for the 2018-19 school year and would provide support staff professionals with a one-time 3 percent payment for a total cost of approximately $11 million.
  • Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees (CCASAPE) agreement would settle compensation for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years and would provide administrators with a one-time 3 percent payment for a total cost of approximately $4.1 million.
  • Police Administrator Association of the Clark County School District (PAA) agreement would settle contracts for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years by providing retroactive pay to the School Police administrators to align with increases provided to other CCSD administrators. It would also settle the 2017-18 and 2018-19 contracts by providing a one-time 3 percent payment to the seven School Police administrators for a total cost of approximately $390,000.