School Trustees Vote Not To Close 2 Rural Schools

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County school trustees aren't going to close the last two rural schoolhouses in the Las Vegas area due to budget constraints.

School trustees voted 6-0 on Thursday to postpone for at least a year closing Goodsprings Elementary School in Goodsprings and Lundy
Elementary School on Mount Charleston.

Parents of the 15 students at the two schools and supporters pledged to contribute money or time to keep the schools open.

Six Goodsprings students would have to be bused about 20 minutes to Sandy Valley.

Nine Lundy students would've been bused about 45 minutes to Indian Springs.

The Goodsprings schoolhouse, 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas, has been in use since 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

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