(Las Vegas, NV) — Voters will decide this November whether to pay higher property taxes to build and maintain local schools. Instead of seeking a $5.3-billion school bond, the Clark County school board has approved a scaled-down bond of $669-million to pay for improvements over the next six years. The proposed levy will meet only 11% of the school district’s projected needs. More than half of the money will be used to overhaul 19 aging schools. There are also plans for two new elementary schools to reduce overcrowding.
If approved, the school bond will increase the property tax of a $100-thousand home by $72 a year. The board still has the option of going back to voters for more money in 2018.