LAS VEGAS – On Thursday night, the Clark County School District’s Board of Trustees approved a measure to increase the pay of campus security monitors to between $21 and $30 an hour. The pay raise is expected to have a fiscal impact of around $4 million, according to the district.
The decision was made following recent incidents of violence against campus security monitors, including a shooting incident at Ed Von Tobel Middle School on Monday. Jan Giles, the president of the Education Support Employees Association, stated that the pay bump was necessary to address the gap in campus safety and attract qualified candidates to fill vacancies.
Giles also highlighted that campus security monitors have been receiving a starting salary of $14.66, which is lower than what some fast-food restaurants offer to their employees. By making the wages competitive, the district hopes to fill the vacancies and improve the safety and security of all schools.
Furthermore, Giles noted that there is currently no ratio per student or square foot on how many security monitors are required per campus. However, this issue is being addressed in the Nevada Legislature through Senate Bill 148, which proposes minimum staffing requirements for campus security monitors and custodians.
Overall, the decision to increase the pay of campus security monitors in the Clark County School District is a step towards improving campus safety and ensuring that students receive the education they deserve.
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