The Clark County School District said today that 11 elementary schools will switch to a year-round starting with the 2015-16 school year.
CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said the conversion will help the district address the growing problem of overcrowding in the nation's sixth-largest school district. In a written statement, he said converting schools to a year-round calendar is not a decision that is made lightly.
Skorkowsky said he hopes the new state law freeing up money for school construction will the need for more schools going year-round. There are already 13 schools operating year-round.
The 11 schools are: Will Beckley Elementary, Manuel J. Cortez Elementary, Ruben P. Diaz Elementary, Helen Herr Elementary, Steve Schorr Elementary, Wayne N. Tanka Elementary, Jim Thorpe Elementary, Neil C. Twitchell Elementary, John Vanderburg Elementary and Shirly and Bill Wallin Elementary.
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