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County Plans To Use Sale Tax Proceeds To Fund New Preschool Programs

Clark County officials hope to make room for 1,800 additional preschool students in the neediest schools by the 2020-21 academic year.

The extra spots would be created using an estimated $14 million in new tax revenue, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. 

The money raised from a one-eighth cent sales tax that takes effect Jan. 1 could add preschool programs at about 50 elementary schools within the Clark County School District, according to Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. 

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The funding might be enough to address program shortages at seven schools in each of the seven commission districts, Kirkpatrick said during a county commission meeting Tuesday.