By Mike Miranda, Boulder City Review
Teachers and parents at Garrett Junior High took a stand Monday to inform the community about the devastating effects of the budget cuts facing the education system in Nevada.
The Clark County School District is facing a $407 million shortfall in its education funding. While the budget isn’t finalized yet, the tentative funding is going to eliminate 15 positions from Boulder City’s four public schools.
The teacher’s union, the Clark County Education Association, organized Monday’s district-wide event that had teachers wear black shirts and work to their contract. For Garrett teachers that meant going into their class at 7:40 a.m. and leaving at 2:51 p.m. and not bringing any work home. Twenty teachers and parents spread out around the school by 7 a.m. holding signs and handing out fliers to parents.