News in Brief
Board OKs Reorganization Of Clark County District
The Nevada board of education has given the green light to a plan to reorganize the Clark County district—the country's fifth-largest—and give more autonomy to principals.
The new plan for the district, which includes Las Vegas, calls for principals to handle about 80 percent of their school funds, hire and fire staff, and create a school plan with a committee of teachers, parents, and community members. Principals will have the option of purchasing "services" from the district's central office.
The proposal, though praised by many as the best opportunity in years to change how the district does business, has been criticized for a lack of details, concerns about equity, and questions about whether it would deepen inequalities between poor and wealthy schools. A final vote on the plan was expected late last week.
Vol. 36, Issue 04, Page 4Published in Print: September 14, 2016, as Board OKs Reorganization Of Clark County District