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Teachers' Union Puts Strike Preparations On Hold

The teachers' union has paused strike preparations, following a news conference by Governor Stave Sisolak. 

On Friday, Sisolak urged the Clark County School District to reach a deal with the Clark County Education Association to avoid a strike. 

Sisolak said the district came to legislators multiple times with different funding estimates but never requested money for the professional development program created in 2016. 

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Officials say participants were told they could collect a $5,400 salary increase after completing three years of professional development.  More than 2,500 teachers participated. 

District officials say they’re offering a one-time payment of over $5,000 to all employees who qualify if they can find the funds and the program is replaced. 

The union says a September 10 district-wide teacher strike is still on the table.