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Three Schools Begin Year-Round Calendar

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Las Vegas CBS KXNT – Three Clark County elementary schools will go on a year-round schedule starting Monday, as a way to reduce overcrowding that has plagued Southwest Las Vegas students.

Robert Forbus, Carolyn Reedom, and William Wright will move to a year-round schedule while the other 354 schools in the district will remain on a 9-month calendar.

The school board labored earlier this year to develop solutions to the crowding problem in the southwest. Ultimately, they reassigned students in nine of the most crowded schools, and put three on a 12-month calendar, with protests from some parents.

But David Roddy, spokesman for the school district, says year-round school isn’t new to Clark County. It dates back to 1973.

Each student in the three affected schools has been assigned to a track, numbered 1 through 5. Four of the tracks will start on Monday, and students in the fifth track will return in mid-September. At no time during the 12 months are all five track attending at the same time. (See the year-round schedule linked from paragraph 2, above.)

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