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North Las Vegas Outlines School Substitute Program For K-8 Kids

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — North Las Vegas city officials say they've created a school substitute program to provide supervision, meals and instruction for up to 340 children while public schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The effort announced Tuesday is dubbed the Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy.

It aims to enroll children in grades kindergarten through eight who have a hard time distance learning while public schools are shuttered. Plans call for it to open Aug. 24.

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Officials say children of first-responders and essential workers will have priority for sign-ups.