- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Leaders of the Clark County School District want to permanently block some elements of a state-mandated reorganization after board members said their concerns have been ignored.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the county school board filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Carson City against the Nevada Department of Education and its board.

The reorganization aims to make schools within the nation’s fifth-largest district more autonomous, but board members say regulations created an unfunded mandate.

They took issue that an advisory committee made of legislators recently hired a consultant for $1.2 million that district officials were told they had to pay for.

State superintendent said there have been plenty of opportunities to bring up concerns in the past, and said the lawsuit will create uncertainty and take time away from implementation work.

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