Nevada county board approves $2.2 billion budget

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Clark County School Board approved a $2.2 billion budget for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday that includes money for more teachers, assistant principals, deans, buses, school support staff and full-day kindergarten classrooms.

The Clark County School District expects a $61 million increase in revenue and plans to eliminate $7 million in contracts with two companies providing lackluster results in the opinion of Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, who recommended the contracts not be renewed.

The district also is struggling to replenish the savings in its main operating account as a safety net for a rainy day. The School Board unanimously agreed Thursday to continue waiving its own requirement that at least 2 percent of its annual expenses, or $43 million, be left unused for emergencies. The district has only saved half that amount in recent years.

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