A new North Las Vegas school won’t be ready for the Aug. 25 start of classes because of road work delays, Clark County School District officials said Monday.
Instead, Scott Elementary School, 5700 N. Bruce St., will open Sept. 15, giving its students an extra three weeks of summer vacation.
Students will have to make up the days missed on a modified schedule. Officials have not yet decided how to alter the school schedule, said Principal Sharon Popolo.
Parents will be notified of schedule changes before the Sept. 15 start date.
The school sits on 17.8 acres and is expected to enroll 748 students.
Road construction on Bruce Street, Ann Road and El Campo Grande Avenue is behind the delay, Popolo said.
North Las Vegas officials originally wanted the district to acquire additional property on Bruce Street for road improvements, but the school district could not come to terms with the private property owner, R.C. Combs of R.C. Farms.
As a compromise, the city imposed conditions on the district’s construction of Scott Elementary School, such as requiring new sidewalks and pull-through lanes on Ann Road and Bruce Street, where students can be picked up or dropped off by their parents.
All other schools are expected to open on time, school officials said. Scott is one of four new elementary schools to open this year.
The district is also opening two new high schools and four replacement schools.
Parents are urged to registered their children by early August. Zoning information can be obtained at ccsd.net.
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