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Nevada School District Approves New Teachers Contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada school district has approved a new employee contract after a Las Vegas teacher's union threatened to strike.

 

The Clark County School District Board of Trustees officially ended a months-long fight with Clark County Education Association over teacher salary after approving a $3 billion two-year contract for licensed educators.

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The contract extends through July 1, 2021 and includes a 3% pay increase, 2% step increase for each of the two years and a 4% increase in monthly health care contributions.

 

Board officials also approved a $5,400 salary increase for eligible teachers who advance in the payment system after completing three years of professional development.

 

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Officials say the amended contract is expected to cost the district an additional $124.5 million over the next two years.