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CCSD to hire more than 1,700 teachers

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) on Thursday said it expects to hire at least 1,700 teachers for the upcoming school year. The news comes on the heels of a resignation announcement by Superintendent Dwight D. Jones.

The school district said the move is possible because of a recent arbitration decision that saved $23 million for the 2013-14 school year. The district says the hires will reduce class sizes up to two students per classroom across the community.

"The district's top priority has consistently been to lower class sizes and hire additional teachers," said CCSD Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Pat Skorkowsky. "We plan to hire at least 1,700 additional teachers for the upcoming school year, and hopefully more depending on outcomes in the Legislature. This is a huge undertaking, and our Human Resources department is already working to attract applicants so we can recruit the best teachers into our classrooms and reduce our class sizes, which are among the highest in the nation." 

CCSD said it saw an all-time high enrollment of 311,429 students this school year and anticipates an additional 1,500 students next year.

The school district is looking for math, science and special education teachers in particular.

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