First new public school in Clark County since 2010 under construction

By Ian Whitaker

Construction is underway on the first new school in the Clark County School District since 2010.

School officials and state leaders — Gov. Brian Sandoval among them — gathered today on a patch of empty land near Lake Las Vegas to kick off the latest round of school construction. The 10-year campaign, approved by lawmakers last year, will cost taxpayers about $4.1 billion by the time it’s finished.

“We’re so grateful that Nevada’s legislators saw the need here in Clark County,” School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said.

Located near the intersection of Dave Wood Circle and Galleria Drive in Henderson, the building is one of six elementary schools the district hopes to open for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

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