Asumag 1891 Clarkcologo

Clark County (Nev.) district needs $555 million in facility repairs

March 28, 2016
Repairs are taking a back seat to construction of new campuses.

The bill for repairing the most urgent maintenance issues in the Clark County (Nev,) School District: More than a half-billion dollars.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that 142 schools in the district need major upgrades that will cost $555.4 million.

Many of those upgrades won't be completed for now, because the 320,000-student district has made construction of new schools a priority. With $4 billion allocated by the Nevada legislature for the next 10 years, Clark County has plans over the next five years to build 17 new elementary schools and classroom additions at some existing campuses.

But of the 142 schools needing upgrades, only 19 are on track to have the work done within the next five years.

Clark County, the fifth-largest school district in the United States, has been unable to keep up with its facilities needs after the 2008 recession hit the Las Vegas area especially hard and voters rejected a $720 million referendum that year that would have paid for renovations.

Sponsored Recommendations

Providing solutions that help creativity, collaboration, and communication.

Discover why we’re a one-stop shop for all things education. See how ODP Business Solutions can help empower your students, school, and district to succeed by supporting healthier...

Building Futures: Transforming K–12 Learning Environments for Tomorrow's Leaders

Discover how ODP Business Solutions® Workspace Interiors partnered with a pioneering school system, overcoming supply chain challenges to furnish 18 new K–12 campuses across 4...

How to design flexible learning spaces that teachers love and use

Unlock the potential of flexible learning spaces with expert guidance from school districts and educational furniture providers. Discover how to seamlessly integrate adaptive ...

Blurring the Lines in Education Design: K–12 to Higher Ed to Corporate America

Discover the seamless integration of educational and corporate design principles, shaping tomorrow's leaders from kindergarten to boardroom. Explore innovative classroom layouts...