Las Vegas Sun

November 26, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Give the School District the ax

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Dwight Jones’ resignation shows once again that the Clark County School District is unmanageable and has outlived its usefulness.

It was formed in 1956 by combining 14 existing school districts in Clark County. This made sense when Clark County had a population of less than 100,000 but makes no sense today.

The CCSD is like an old dinosaur whose time has passed. It needs to be replaced with smaller, more efficient school districts with their own means of funding local education.

The citizens of Summerlin, Green Valley, Henderson and other areas of Clark County should have control of the schools in their communities. If they wish to pay higher taxes to improve their schools, that should be their right.

Those extra tax dollars should be used only for their schools and not for schools in Elko, Carson City or anywhere else in Nevada. This is the way most states organize public education.

Nevada’s system does not work and must be changed now.

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