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Principals at secondary schools in the Clark County School District have passed a “no confidence” vote in Superintendent Jesus Jara.

The unanimous vote came from the 72 middle and high school principals after Jara announced via video that he was eliminating 170 Dean positions from middle and high schools in the district. This is the first no-confidence vote cast against a superintendent in the history of the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees — the group that represents principals, deans and other administrators. Principals say they are outraged they were not consulted about the cuts before the decision was announced via a video that was posted online. The association wants Jara to reinstate the Dean positions and look elsewhere to find the money needed to fill a $17-million deficit that arose after the state budget was finalized.