September 1, 2014
Clark County school officials are unveiling a school bond proposal that would raise $9.5 billion over the next decade to build 73 new schools in the Las Vegas area.
It's the biggest school bond measure ever in Nevada, and it'll need voter approval next November.
Administrators say they're going to have to build more campuses for a school system that's expected to grow from 309,000 students today to almost 475,000 in 2018.
The proposal would extend a building project that has been underwritten for almost a decade by a $3.5 billion bond that passed in 1998.
School trustees haven't made a decision whether to accept the new proposal.
But officials say that without new schools, some campuses would be subject to double sessions.
That would mean one group of students would arrive in the morning and end their study day in the early afternoon, while another group would arrive midday and attend until evening.