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Teachers union responds to school district budget shortfall

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Teachers union responds to school district budget shortfall

Teachers union responds to school district budget shortfall

NEWS: The district faces a 37.8 million dollar budget shortfall because of the coronavirus.

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UNION IS STANDING FIRM AGAINSTCUTS TO CLASSROOMS.THIS- AFTER THE DISTRICTANNOUNCED A NEARLY 40 MILLIONDOLLAR BUDGET SHORTFALL BECAUSEOF THE CORONAVIRUS.13 ACTION NEWS REPORTER SEANDELANCEY JOINS US LIVE ATC-C-S-D HEADQUARTERS - - WITHTHE DISTRICT'S PLAN TO GET BACKIN THE BLACK.DISTRICT'S BUDGET.THEY BELIEVE THEY'RE SHORT 38MILLION DOLLARS - - RAMPING UPANXIETY AMONG TEACHERS ANDSTAFF.(NATS: SHOUTING) LESS THAN AYEAR REMOVED FROM A DISTRICTWIDE TEACHER STRIKE IN CLARKCOUNTY - - BROUGHT ABOUT BYTIGHT BUDGETS IN THEDISTRICT...GOUDIE "WE ARE WORKING OFFPRIOR ESTIMATES BASED OFF THEGREAT RECESSION." SCHOOLDISTRICT TRUSTEES VOTED TOAPPROVE A BUDGET - - PROJECTEDTO COME UP 38 MILLION DOLLARSSHORT BECAUSE OF THECORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.TEACHER'S UNION EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR JOHN VELLARDITA - -SAYS TEACHER ANXIETY IS HIGHAGAIN.JOHN VELLARDITA/CCEA EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR "WHAT'S THE FUTURE,WILL WE HAVE TO MAKE CUTS, WILLWE BE WORKING, WHAT KIND OFWILL WE GO INTO, WILL THERE BELAYOFFS, MY PAY." VELLARDITASAYS UNION MEMBERS WILL FIGHTANY PROPOSED CUT AFFECTINGTHE CLASSROOM.STOPPING JUST SHORT OFREFERENCING LAST YEAR'S STRIKE.VELLARDITA "LET ME BE CLEAR,IT'S A LINE IN THE SAND FOR US.WE'RE NOT BACKING DOWN FROM IT.THERE CAN BE NO CUTS IN THESAYING THE DISTRICT CAN'T CUTIT'S WAY OUT OF THE HOLE.VELLARDITA "EVERYTHING SHOULDBE ON THE TABLE." JARA "THIS ISA TIME WHEN WE NEED TO INVESTIN OUR CHILDREN."SUPERINTENDENT JESUS JARADIDN'T SAY HOW THE DISTRICTWOULD MAKE ENDS MEET.HE SAYS HIS TEAM IS WAITING FORMORE INFORMATION FROM THE STATEBEFORE MAKING ANY DECISIONS.LIKE HOW MUCH EXACTLY THESTATE WILL SEND TO HELP OUT.JARA "WHEN WE PRESENTED OURBUDGET, WE DID NOT MAKE ANYREDUCTIONS.NONE AT ALL."JARA SAYS HE EXPECTS THE STATETO GIVE HIM MORE INFORMATIONABOUT THE BUDGET CRUNCH THEYREALLY FACE - - BY THE END OFTHE MONTH.SEAN DELANCEY - - 13 ACTIONNEWS.THE CITY OF HENDERSON IS MOVINGFORWARD WITH PLANS FOR AN





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