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CCSD Breakup Study Could Cost $800,000

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers are estimating that a study on breaking up the Clark County School District within the next two years will cost close to $1 million.

Assembly members reviewed the financial details of AB394 on Monday in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Republican bill sponsor Assemblyman David Gardner said the measure would charge an interim committee with studying how to break up the nation's fifth largest school district before the 2017-18 school year. The study could cost around $800,000.

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Gardner said commissioning the study and breaking up the district into precincts would give parents more of a voice in local educational issues.

Opponents said they were concerned about fast-tracking the study and took issue with potentially creating local precincts that divide students by family income and race.