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Discount daycare offered by Peace Garden Child Care if teachers strike

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published on August 23, 2019 - Duration: 02:29s

Discount daycare offered by Peace Garden Child Care if teachers strike

A Las Vegas Valley daycare is offering discount child care and education services to children affected by the impending teacher's strike.

Sean DeLancey reports.

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Discount daycare offered by Peace Garden Child Care if teachers strike

THIS IS THE FIRST ONE...SINCE THE TEACHERS UNIONDECIDED IT WILL STRIKE.THIS IS HAPPENING AT LIBERTYHIGH SCHOOL.WE BELIEVE THEY ARE IN A RECESSAT THE MOMENT...THE DISTRICT HAS UNTIL TOMORROWTO MEET THEIR DEMANDS FOR A PAYAND BENEFITS INCREASE.THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY SIGNOFF ON A NEW CONTRACT FORTEACHERS TONIGHT.BUT THE UNION IS DEMANDING MORETHAN WHAT IS BEING OFFERED.MEANWHILE-- AN AGGRESSIVERECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN FORSUBSTITUTE TEACHERS IS NOWUNDERWAY.THEY WOULD FILL ANY VACANTPOSITIONS LEFT BEHIND BYTEACHERS WHO WALK OUT ONSTRIKE.ONE VALLEY DAY-CARE IS OFFERINGSPECIAL RATES TO PARENTS - -WHO WANT TO AVOID ALL OF THEDRAMA.13 ACTION NEWS REPORTER SEANDELANCEY IS HERE WITH C-C-S-D'SPLAN TO KEEP SCHOOLS OPEN...AND THE DAYCARE'S PLAN TO HELPIF THAT FAILS.SEAN?- THERE'S A LOT UP INTHE AIR RIGHT NOW - - BUT PEACEGARDEN DAY CARE IS PLANNING TOBE A PARENT'S BACK- UP PLAN.WORKING WITH THEM - - TO MAKESURE THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONCONTINUES.THE CLARK COUNTY TEACHER'SUNION HAS CALLED FOR A STRIKE -- SET FOR SEPTEMBER 10TH.A SURPRISE FOR PARENTS - - LIKEJAMAL HARRIS.HARRIS "I HOPE THAT WE CANAVOID A STRIKE." C-C-S-D HASBEGUN AN AGGRESSIVE RECRUITMENTCAMPAIGN FOR SUBS AND RETIREDTEACHERS TO FILL SPOTS - - THATWOULD BE LEFT VACANT BY THOSEWALKING ONTO THE PICKET LINE.THE UNION SAYS OFFERED RAISESARE NOT ENOUGH.IN A STATEMENT - -SUPERINTENDENT JESUS JARA SAIDQUOTE: "...WITH APPROXIMATELY$69 MILLION ON THE TABLE, AREQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDINGWOULD ONLY CAUSE A GREATERDEFICIT FOR OUR DISTRICT..."HARRIS "IT DOESN'T SIT WELLWITH ME AT ALL." HARRIS SAYS -- HE'S SIDING WITH THETEACHERS.JAMAL HARRIS/PARENT "THEY HAVEAMERICA'S CHILDREN IN THEIRHANDS, AND THEY GETTINGNOTHING.THEY'RE GETTING LEFTOVERS, ANDTHAT AIN'T RIGHT." JARA SAYSC-C-S-D IS STREAMLININGSUBSTITUTE HIRES - - BY WAIVINGFINGERPRINT COSTS - ANDCALLING ON RETIRED TEACHERS TOCOME BACK.IF THAT DOESN'T WORK - - ANDCLASS SIZES SKY-ROCKET...WELCH "WE'RE HERE TO HELP."TYERA WELCH - - WITH PEACEGARDEN CHILD CARE - SAYS THEIRTRAINED TEACHERS STAND READYFOR KIDS UP TO AGE TWELVE.SHE SAYS THEY'LL BE LOWERINGTYERA WELCH/PEACE GARDENSASSISTANT DIRECTOR "I JUST WANTTHE EDUCATION.I WANT THE KIDS TO GET QUALITYCARE WHEREVER IT IS, WHETHERIT'S US OR NOT, HOPEFULLY ITIS, JUST, I WANT THE KIDS TAKENCARE OF."WE'LL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON THEBOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETINGTHROUGHOUT THE NIGHT - - ANDBRING YOU THE LATEST TONIGHT ATELEVEN AND ON OUR WEBSITE - -KTNV DOT COM.SEAN DELANCEY - - 13 ACTIONNEWS.AN OFF DUTY OFFICER WOU

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