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Money is issue, school officials in Clark and Washoe counties say

Clark County School District Associate Superintendent Joyce Haldeman said, “You can give us more money”
to legislators who questioned why schools can’t provide additional classes needed by credit-deficient students.

Officials want to keep funds for school repairs

CARSON CITY — Although they won’t be using the money anytime soon, Clark County School District representatives testified for a bill Friday that would allow school districts to use some bond reserve funds to build and repair schools.

Democrats split with Sandoval, want school bond money to build, repair schools

Democratic leaders announced a plan Tuesday to use so-called excess school bond reserves to construct and repair schools. Assembly Ways and Means Chairman Debbie Smith said the plan would free up $80 million for Washoe County schools. It would not immediately free up any money for school construction in Clark County because of declining property values, she said.

UNLV faculty warned higher ed system may be forced to declare bankruptcy

UNLV President Neal Smatresk told the Faculty Senate on Wednesday he believes the state’s higher education system will have to declare financial exigency, a declaration similar to bankruptcy, to deal with cuts proposed in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget.

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