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Additional Crowded Schools Could Go Year-Round

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Las Vegas CBS KXNT – Overcrowding and financial issues are forcing Clark County school district to consider putting another 65 elementary schools on a year-round schedule starting next fall.

It’s an alternative that costs $300,000 dollars per campus, School Board President Carolyn Edwards told KXNT, but it’s a cost effective way to education students when you can’t afford to build new schools.

New schools aren’t being built because the the capital reserve fund from a 1998 voter-approved bond issue is running out. There’s $44 million left in the fund, and the district has $600 million in needs. The district could place a bond question on the ballot in the near future, Edwards said.

The decision to go to year-round schools won’t be made until early in 2014. There will be plenty of public discussion before it happens, she said..

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