Officials with the Clark County School District are proposing to open a school for students overcoming drug addiction.
The building, located near Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue, would be a place where students could go to receive their education with support to overcome the addiction and get away from negative peer influences at their old school.
The Nevada Independent reports the plan goes before the school board for a possible vote Thursday. It would authorize the district to move forward turning the former behavior school into a recovery high school for the upcoming academic year.
The proposed budget includes roughly $824,000 for staff and $1,500 for student transportation. It would involve a reallocation of existing resources based on per-pupil funding from the state. School officials have said it could help to curb the school to prison pipeline.