The Clark County School District is phasing out dean positions after a fight to save them.
The Las Vegas Sun reports 45 deans were still employed at Las Vegas-area middle and high schools early last month.
There were 143 deans across the school district at the end of last school year. Superintendent Jesus Jara originally suggested eliminating all dean positions in 2019 to cut costs, but he retracted the plan after principals and the administrator’s union criticized it.
Jara then gave school administrators an opportunity to make up for budget shortfalls through alternative changes.
After a series of talks, though, the Clark County Association of School Administrators said ultimately, "Principals agreed that the elimination of dean positions would be best."