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CCSD files application for $40 million in federal grant money

CCSD files application for $40 million in federal grant money

By Jessica Janner. CREATED Nov 2, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- An application by the Clark County School District for $40 million in federal grant money has been filed.

The teacher's union and the school district were able to reach a resolution after Governor Brian Sandoval stepped in to mediate.

The news came with just hours left until the deadline to file, which was 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The teacher's union had been refusing to sign the application until Governor Sandoval came down to Las Vegas Thursday night and talked to both groups.

The money comes from the Race to the Top Federal Grant. The CCSD is applying to receive $40 million.

There's no guarantee the district will get the money, but one of the key signatures needed to apply, was that of the union president.

Ruben Murillo, who heads the Clark County Education Association, had not signed the application until now because he felt the district did not fully collaborate with the union.

But perhaps the governor's clout was able to sway the union president to co-sign on this application.

The district said if awarded the money, it will go directly into classrooms.

Jessica Janner

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