Tackling the area’s toughest issues has long been the responsibility of the Las Vegas City Council. Now, kids are going to have a turn at it. The inaugural Ward 6 Youth Council, including students from Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Peterson Behavior Jr/Sr High School and Arbor View, Centennial and Shadow Ridge high schools, is scheduled to meet in January.
Students in the Clark County School District come into the lunchroom every day expecting a tasty meal, but few of them know the lengths that food service staff go through to feed all 309,000 of them. The staff at Kelly Elementary School near downtown Las Vegas, stands above the rest, having just received the district’s first Food Service Five Star Award for excellence in the areas of health, safety and attitude.
Any outcome in the pending arbitration between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association could be devastating. If the district wins, teachers will have to pay back thousands in raises. If the teachers win, they keep the money, but the district warns that about 1,000 of them will need to be laid off.