LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County Education Association has taken a critical vote and authorized a teacher strike for the 2019-2020 school year.

The strike would occur “if the Clark County School District carries out threats of budget cuts due to lack of funding from the State during the current legislative session,” according to the teacher’s union.

According to CCEA, the online vote included more than 5,000 teachers who voted by a 78 percent margin to authorize a strike.

The Clark County Education Association said it has about 11,000 current members. According to CCSD, the total number of licensed personnel is more than 18,000.

CCEA’s executive director John Vellardita said they’re watching and waiting to see what happens in the remaining weeks

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