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Alcohol policy at PBS studio to get more review

Clark County School Board members remain dubious about allowing alcohol to be served at special events at the new Vegas PBS facility.

They worried Thursday about setting a double standard and appearing “two-faced” to students if they make an exception allowing adults to drink liquor on Clark County School District property. The local public television affiliate, also known as KLVX-TV, Channel 10, is licensed through the district and will share a new campus with the district’s virtual high school.

“I don’t know if we want to hold activities where we preclude students,” Board Member Ruth Johnson said.

Board Member Sheila Moulton suggested PBS officials stick to alternatives such as “smoothies.”

The board decided to bring back the proposed policy for further review.

The grand opening for the $45 million building at Flamingo Road and McLeod Drive will happen this spring. Officials hope to host a celebration and fundraiser inside the new studio.

Station Manager Tom Axtell said the station would like the flexibility to host wine and cheese receptions.

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