CCSD Takes Controversial Proposals Off the Table

LAS VEGAS -- Going to a year-round school schedule, rezoning students, or adding portable classrooms to campuses are the three proposals the school district will continue to explore to ease overcrowding.

The Clark County School District Board of Trustees, which has been wrestling with ways to ease overcrowding at schools, especially in southwest Las Vegas, did take some proposals off the table. 

They will not consider moving fifth graders to middle schools or going to double sessions. Board members did say they would revisit the issue of year-round schools and portables at a later date. The district does plan to hold two more public meetings before the end of February.

"We will work with what we have and figure out how to solve this problem. It's not optimum and if the question had passed then we would have a different discussion today, but it did not," said School Board President Carolyn Edwards.

Edwards is referring to Question 2 on the November ballot which failed. It would have given the district as much as $720 million by temporarily raising property taxes.

 

 


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