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Clark County Teachers Set To Vote On Possible Strike This Week

The largest teachers union in the valley is voting this week on whether to authorize a strike next school year.

Teacher strikes are against the law in Nevada, so if they do so, the Clark County Education Association could face fines up to $50,000 per day.

At issue is the Clark County School District saying it cannot fund 3-percent employee raises, even with extra money Governor Steve Sisolak has set aside in the budget.

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The district says it would need $110 to $120 million to pay such raises.

With about one month left in the legislative session, legislators have not yet publicly unveiled any legislation to raise the state funding formula for schools.

The union sent an email last week letting its members know it would hold a vote on whether to authorize a strike at the beginning of next school year.