The Clark County School Board says District officials should have told members sooner about an issue with the budget.
The Nevada Independent reports for the fiscal year 2017 the balance of funds not already assigned to an expense is down to 1.25 percent when the board had expected to stay at 2 percent. The district is hoping to bring the ending balance back up to 1.75 percent.
That accounts for almost 40 percent of a budget shortfall estimated to total $34.4 million. State funding modifications, union arbitration and the launch of two new programs, including a recovery high school for students with substance abuse problems, contributed to the shortfall.