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CCSD Says They Still Need 1,000 Teachers

CARSON CITY (AP) — Clark County School District officials say planned signing bonuses authorized by the Legislature have helped them recruit new teachers, but they're still about 1,000 people short of the 2,300 new hires they'd like when school starts in a month.

Officials from Nevada's largest school district are scheduled to update the state board of education Thursday on their teacher shortage.

The board is also expected to review school district requests for some of the $10 million in teacher incentive money that lawmakers authorized for this year. District requests totaled nearly $11 million, and the state is considering reducing the maximum per-teacher bonus from $5,000 to $4,000 to accommodate all requests.

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Recruiters from Clark and Washoe county school districts say they think even the lower amount will help attract teachers to Nevada.