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Superintendent Walt Rulffes is on his way out, but, he leaves behind plenty of challenges for his successor. Half of Clark County's schools dont meet federal testing standards. The district/s graduation rate by one measure is as low as 42 percent. And all signs point to another round of budget cuts when the legislature meets to fill a projected $3-billion-dollar budget gap in February.

Another blow came to the district in July when the state missed out on the coveted Race to the Top Grant. The district also missed out on $19-million more in federal funding in August when it lost out on federal i3 grants.

We conclude our summer series on education with outgoing Clark County Superintendent, Walt Rulffes.

How will the district deal with another round of budget cuts? Are teacher in danger of losing their jobs? Given the district's financial and academic problems what does the district need in its next leader?

Walt Rulffes, superintendent, Clark County School District

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