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July 28, 2014

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Meetings planned to discuss possible school closures

The fates of two Clark County schools will be discussed tonight and Tuesday in light of recent budget cuts.

The schools, Goodsprings Elementary and Lundy Elementary, both exceed the district’s average amount spent per pupil, which is about $7,000.

Goodsprings, built in 1913, is 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas and has six students, two rooms and one teacher. This year’s operating budget for the current fiscal year is $220,450, which is $36,742 per pupil.

Lundy Elementary is a one-room school on Mount Charleston with nine students. Lundy’s operating budget for this year is $195,767 at $21,752 per pupil.

If the school are closed, Goodsprings students will be bussed to Sandy Valley, which is 20 minutes away and Lundy students will be sent to Indian Springs with a 75-minute commute.

The Goodsprings Elementary School meeting takes place at 5 p.m. Monday at 385 W. San Pedro Ave. and Lundy Elementary School’s meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Charleston school.

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