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CCSD, Teachers Union Reach Contract Agreement

Trustees of the Clark County School District last night announced a three-year labor agreement with the Clark County Education Association. 

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that CCSD has agreed to pay the amount called for in a recent arbitration decision, which includes $51 million to provide step increases for salaries and increased health care contributions for licensed personnel contracts in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. 

In a statement, Jesus Jara said a resolution of the labor dispute was one of his top priorities as the new CCSD superintendent, and union officials said they were pleased with the agreement. 

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Association members and trustees still must ratify the agreement. 

The union plans a member meeting next Thursday to present the agreement for ratification. 

The School Board is set to vote on the deal Sept. 20.