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A judge ruled the Clark County school district has the ability to pay its teachers.

Judge Rob Bare denied the district’s motion to vacate an arbitration award that ruled the school district must provide raises to its teachers.

The school district argued that it cut millions of dollars from its budget and does not have the money to pay for raises.

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The judge said “the arbitrator ruled within the scope of his authority that CCSD has the ability to pay teachers.,” according to the Clark County Education Association.

“It is time for CCSD to bring closure to this and do the right thing as the school year is about to begin, to respect educators and their families, and to acknowledge the hard work they do for our students and our community,” said John Vellardita, Executive Director of CCEA.

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In response to the ruling, the school district said it "just received notification of the decision, and our legal team is in the process of reviewing the judge's decision."

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