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July 29, 2014

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School district plans town hall meetings over budget cuts

The Clark County School District is hosting town hall meetings March 15 to discuss budget cuts facing the district in 2011.

Meetings will be held at the following locations from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

- Chaparral High Schook, 3850 Annie Oakley Drive

- Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way

- Mojave High School, 5302 Goldfield St.

- Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Rd.

The school district is expected to make $400 million in cuts this year, its public information office said in a news release. Those interested are invited to take an online survey to offer feedback on which items should be considered for cuts before the meetings.

The district will draft a preliminary budget in April, followed by a final budget in May. For more information, visit the CCSD website.

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  1. $400 million would be just below 10 percent of the biennium operating budget for CCSD.

    Now how much of that cut was fixed by shuffling around room tax dollars and bond revenue?

  2. From the horses mouth: http://ccsd.net/directory/budget-finance...

    Excluding capital projects and debt repayment CCSD will spend around $5.1 billion over the current biennium. Thus a loss of $400 million would be a loss of about 7.8 percent of current spending with no hit toward capital projects and debt repayment (another $2 billion in expenditures over the next biennium)

    7.8 percent is a big hit, but it is totally manageable.

  3. $400 million is a LOT of money. It is not "totally manageable" unless you're getting paid by NPRI to astro-turf the issue or you make so much money that you are out of touch with just how much that buys.

    More importantly it's allowing multi-billionaires like Nathan Adelson, Barick Gold & Newmont Mining to walk away with billions of dollars during these hard times stripped from our community without having them invest any of it back into the system they pulled it out of. This is one more case of "cut to grow" ideology.

    For a little more info on Patrick_Gibbons employer
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?tit...

    Which receives funding from
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?tit...

    Former advisor to George W. Bush, Karl Rove, was scheduled to headline NPRI's annual dinner in September 2009.