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August 22, 2014

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CCSD opts to rezone 9 elementary schools to combat overcrowding

The Clark County School Board unanimously approved rezoning nine elementary schools to alleviate campus crowding in the southwest valley.

The issue: Since January, the School District has been mulling several solutions to head off campus overcrowding, including rezoning and converting schools to year-round schedules.

The vote: 6-0, with School Board member Erin Cranor absent.

The impact: The rezoning would affect 462 students at Batterman, Bendorf, Hayes, Hill, Kim, Ries and Wiener elementary schools next school year.

In addition to rezoning, the School District converted three elementary schools to a year-round calendar to address campus crowding.

On Friday, now-departing Superintendent Dwight Jones announced that students at Forbuss, Reedom and Wright elementary schools will move to a year-round calendar.

Students will attend school on different tracks, ensuring that the campus won't have more than 1,200 students at any given time.

These two decisions culminate months of public forums and discussions on how to handle a growing student enrollment in the southwest valley.

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  1. Year round school? They wont have an overcrowding issue, parents will move so their children can attend a traditional American school with with normal hours and calendar months of operation.