Sunday, February 02, 2020
The Nevada Independent
Staff members at Jerome Mack Middle School braced themselves for bad news before the district’s top leader paid them a visit last spring. The 1,300-student school in east Las Vegas had been chosen for the “Innovative School” pilot program spearheaded by Clark County Superintendent Jesus Jara. On the surface, it appeared like a win-win for teachers, who would receive an automatic $10,000 bonus as part of the program’s effort to recruit and retain educators at struggling middle schools.