The new superintendent of Las Vegas-area schools wants to spend up to $1 million in private funds for a thorough analysis of the district’s $2 billion budget.
Clark County schools chief Dwight Jones told trustees he’d use the money to temporarily hire analysts to review what he called “return on investment” in the nation’s fifth-largest school district. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Friday that Jones gained permission from the Lincy Foundation to pay consultants with $400,000 from a $13.5 million donation made in 2008. The Review-Journal says the former Colorado education commissioner plans to hire former colleagues for the study. The Las Vegas Sun reports that Jones projected completion of the study within eight months if he raises $1 million.