23 Aug CCSD, CCEA reach three-year agreement to settle arbitration pending Board of Trustees approval and teacher ratification
Today, the Board of School Trustees announced that the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association finalized a plan to settle the arbitration with no further appeal.
Today’s historic agreement lays the path for CCSD and CCEA to enter into a multi-year Collective Bargaining Agreement for the 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021 contracted school years, with the following stipulations:
- CCSD agreed to pay the amount in the recent arbitration decision, which includes:
- $51 million to provide step increases and increased health care funds for licensed personnel contracts in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years
- $17 million for the first year of implementation of the Professional Growth System
- CCSD and CCEA agreed to work together to increase funding in the 2019 Legislature for increases for teachers, so that any additional funding compensation is contingent on sufficient incremental funding.
This is the longest contract reached between CCSD and CCEA in at least 10 years, and was reached with hopes of the district and CCEA working collaboratively in the coming years on a joint strategy to adequately pay employees and improve working conditions for educators by reducing class sizes.