Clark County School District Expects Smooth First Day of School

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FST NEWS) — The Clark County School District expects 322,000 students to walk through the doors of district schools on August 13, 2018.

Getting all those people to school isn’t easy, but with 34,600 bus stops and more than 1,800 school buses…it truly takes an entire community to get everyone to school on time. That’s why the district is recommending that everyone slow down around buses and schools and prepare for delays until every one figures out their routine.

There are four new elementary schools opening today while there are 19 new classroom building additions. Foothill High School is in the early discussion of adding a new building to the campus to clear out the portables in the back of the building. Early plans have specified the building being added on the soccer fields behind the gym. FST News will continue to monitor this developing story.

Nienty-seven percent of classrooms in CCSD are staffed right now. The district has 535 teacher vacancies, but the district says they will continue to hire teachers throughout the school year and all classrooms will be staffed with guest teachers on the first day of school.

There are 63 bus driver vacancies but transportation officials ask that parents and students remain patient as officials continue to hire drivers. The district will make sure that all routes are covered regardless of the shortage.