28 Jul CCSD welcomes 883 new teachers
Clark County School District (CCSD) has hired 883 new teachers and 109 bus drivers ahead of the 2022-23 school year.
“We are excited to see so many new teachers joining CCSD in support of our students as we start the new school year,” said Superintendent Jesus Jara. “As staffing issues have affected every sector, we have worked feverishly to onboard new teachers over the summer and fill as many classrooms as possible. We are thrilled these individuals have joined us in our commitment to educating Clark County’s most precious asset–its children.”
The new starting licensed teacher salary was increased to $50,115; the previous starting salary was $43,011. CCSD also raised the starting pay for bus drivers to $22.74. Previously, starting pay for a bus driver was $15.36. New teachers moving from out of state or moving more than 100 miles are also eligible for a $4,000 relocation bonus. Those eligible must agree to work for CCSD for three years. The relocation bonuses are paid with ESSER funding.
The District will begin the 2022-23 school year with a licensed teacher in approximately 91 percent of classrooms and a bus driver for approximately 90 percent of routes. Once the bidding process is completed on August 1, 2022, we will have more accurate counts. CCSD recruits continually for all open positions and anticipates fill rates will improve throughout the school year.
CCSD has also increased pay for substitute teachers in Title I – Tier I schools. Pay for substitutes in the 218 schools considered Title I – Tier I begins at $150 a day and increases as high as $200 depending on the position. Pay for substitutes in other positions starts at $110 a day.
Additionally, the CCSD Board of School of Trustees approved retention bonuses of up to $5,000 for eligible employees during the 2022-23 school year. The bonuses are split into two payments of between $2,250 – $2,500 for those employed on September 1, 2022, and the final day of the school year, May 26, 2023. The retention bonuses are paid with ESSER dollars.
Anyone interested in a position with CCSD can find information at teachvegas.ccsd.net.
To learn more about the Clark County School District, visit ccsd.net.