CCSD responds after Nevada Dems call for legislative audit

Clark County School District bus.
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Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 9:06 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE at 2:00 p.m.: The Clark County School District is responding to the Nevada Legislature’s draft request for an audit on them.

In a statement, the district said:

“As legislators look to review CCSD finances, we welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our student-focused spending transparently. Per pupil funding for CCSD schools increased by 25 percent over the last four years. Whether legislators calling for an audit or the public looking to review our accounting, our financial reporting has been and remains available at Open Book (

CCSD is proud to have been recognized since 1985, for its accounting practices by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Excellence in Financial Reporting.

The unassigned ending fund balance (reserves) of CCSD increased from $6.4 million as of June 30, 2017, to $113.4 million as of June 30, 2022, resulting in better financial stability and better bond ratings. Despite Nevada’s lowest in the nation education funding status, CCSD educators, support staff, and administrators produce better student academic outcomes with the money we receive.”


Nevada Assembly Democrats have submitted a bill calling for a legislative audit of the Clark County School District.

The audit would be for consideration during the 2023 legislative session, and comes following 2019 legislation updating Nevada’s decades old funding formula.

In a statement, the assembly said the audit was being called to ensure efficacy and transparency in school district funding.

“Financial transparency and accountability is key to ensuring confidence in CCSD. I requested this bill because my constituents routinely ask me about this issue. This request for a legislative audit will allow the Legislature to more proactively engage with CCSD to fully answer these questions to the satisfaction of parents, students, teachers, and staff impacted by these decisions. We look forward to working collaboratively with CCSD leadership on the audit,” said Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Ways & Means.