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County commissioners concerned schools aren’t allowing tax payers to use school facilities

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In three weeks, Clark County students will return to school despite a budget shortfall, the threat of a strike, and the lingering issue of deans across the district.

So what is CCSD’s solution? More money!

On Thursday night, trustees and administrators met with commissioners to see if more local taxes could close an $18 million budget gap. The proposal is to increase the sales tax by a quarter-percent, and that money would go straight to education.

That increase would raise approximately $108 million per year. Commissioners did not vote on the proposed measure Thursday night, but they did agree to continue the discussion.

Another issue the two boards discussed had to do with public use of school facilities. County commissioners have expressed a lot of concern that some schools don’t hold up their end of the bargain of an agreement called “open schools, open doors.”

Politics NOW Co-host Patrick Walker explains the policy and the big riff.