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Clark County School Board mulls year-round calendars for crowded campuses

A bleak picture of too many elementary school students and not enough seats was painted Thursday by the Clark County School District, which released a detailed report on its crowded campuses. Nine-month elementary schools have about 20,000 more students than seats. All but three of the district’s 217 elementary schools currently use the nine-month calendar.

Clark County School District moves to ban e-cigarette use

While smoking cigarettes or using tobacco products on Clark County School District campuses is prohibited, the use of e-cigarettes is allowed because of a loophole in the district’s smoking policy, which officials began closing Thursday. The problem is that e-cigarettes don’t fall under the definition of “smoking” or “tobacco products” prohibited under a Clark County School District policy last revised in 2004.