CCSD 2017-18 and 2018-19 Budget Deficit

CCSD is dealing with a $68 million budget deficit for the 2018-19 school year.

We are teaming with the community and with Nevada leaders to #FundTheBase and stop this cycle of budget cuts. To learn more about the budget deficit, please watch the Finance Friday video series below or click on this Q&A.

Just The Facts - Understanding the Clark County School District's Budget Deficit (PDF)

Finance Fridays

Please watch the special four part series regarding CCSD’s budget deficit and additional videos that explain CCSD's budget and related topics.

Finance Friday - Part 1: Explains the current $68 million in arbitration awards that is impacting the Clark County School District’s budget for the 2018-19 school year.

Finance Friday - Part 2: Explains the roughly $34 million in rising costs impacting the Clark County School District’s budget for the 2018-19 school year.

Finance Friday - Part 3: Responds to misinformation put out by the Clark County Education Association and sets the record straight about CCSD’s budget.

Finance Friday - Part 4: Explains the different funding categories and details what CCSD is and is not able to use for employee compensation. Additionally, this segment explains why it is crucial to #FundTheBase in order to allow CCSD to offer employees raises and to stop this cycle of budget cuts.

CCSD Rising Costs

The state of Nevada has provided approximately $34 million in additional funding for the 2018-19 school year, funding that is greatly needed and appreciated. However, the list below of rising costs provides an understanding of why the additional $34 million provided to the district is not enough to keep up with the rising costs of existing programs the district incurs and also provide payroll increases for employees.

  • $8.4 million to hire new staff members for the four new elementary schools opening in August 2018
  • $5 million for other costs to open the new schools, such as transportation, maintenance, landscaping, and other support staff services
  • $14 million for additional staffing to serve our growing Special Education student population
  • $1.3 million to increase the number of School Police officers and supplies
  • $3 million for the estimated increase in utilities
  • $800,000 for increases in fuel for school buses and other district vehicles
  • $600,000 in increases in school supplies
  • $500,000 of other anticipated increases

What about increased categorical education funding?

The categorical increased education funding provided by the State must be spent on specified programs such as Zoom and Victory Schools. Categorical funding cannot be spent on the rising costs listed above. This is why it is imperative that the State increase base funding for education.

Summary of CCSD budget cuts from FY 2009-2017

May 7, 2018 Memo about re-opening school strategic budgets (PDF)

August 24, 2017 Board approved budget reductions (PDF)

September 14, 2017 Board approved budget reductions (PDF)

September 28, 2017 Board approved budget reductions (PDF)

Summary of CCSD budget cuts from FY 2009-2017 (PDF)

Visit the 2017 budget shortfall website to learn more about the 2017 budget shortfall.