- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - School trustees in Las Vegas have adopted a $4.1 billion plan to build 37 new schools over the next 10 years.

That’ll push the number of campuses in the nation’s fifth-largest school district to 394.

Clark County School District spokeswoman Michelle Booth said Friday that school board members unanimously approved the goal of building 35 new elementary schools and two new high schools by 2026.

Correcting her earlier account, Booth says that includes four new and two renovated schools scheduled to open in August 2017 and eight new schools slated to open in August 2018.

The district currently serves more than 320,000 students at 357 campuses.



State lawmakers and Gov. Brian Sandoval approved plans this year to alleviate crowding that has many elementary schools using portable classrooms and year-round schedules.

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This story makes an important correction. School spokeswoman Michelle Booth says the 37 new schools include 12 slated to open in 2017 and 2018. It will bring the total number of campuses in the district to 394, not more than 400.

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