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As the Clark County School District Board of Trustees holds town hall meetings on selecting a new superintendent, status-quo supporters have started rumbling that the system doesn’t need an “outsider” at the helm to rock the boat.
The Clark County School District claims it has not a single tax dollar to spare. Yet it wastes precious resources trying to keep public records private. Its latest losing effort: refusing to provide teacher email addresses to the Nevada Policy Research Institute.
Employers who waste money don’t survive, so they become pretty good at determining the prevailing wage for any given job.
The exceptions are contractors on government projects, who are ordered by law to pay wages far higher than necessary. As a result, when voters allocate enough money to build eight new schools, the money stretches only far enough to build seven. Those state mandates are misleadingly called “prevailing wage” laws, often referred to as “Little Davis-Bacon Acts,” after the federal law on which they’re based.
Republicans and Democrats agree that Nevada’s children need a better education system.
But Gov. Brian Sandoval has said time and again that he won’t raise taxes beyond his $6.5 billion budget, making it difficult to actually get the money that would pay for programs for Nevada’s kids.
Are teacher email addresses a matter of public record?
That's the question at the crux of Nevada Policy Research Institute's latest lawsuit against the Clark County School District. The lawsuit was filed Thursday morning.
A Republican assemblyman who wants to amend Nevada’s prevailing wage law argued Wednesday that construction workers “need a job today,” not extra money to allow them to buy a boat or a motor home.
Thursday, the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation filed a lawsuit under the Nevada Public Records Act against the Clark County School District.
The conservative think tank Nevada Policy Research Institute announced Thursday that it’s filing a lawsuit against the district and related organizations for not releasing the work email addresses provided to teachers by their employer, the nation’s fifth-largest school district.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Top congressional Republicans want the Obama administration to reject a $5.5 billion loan being sought by a private Nevada company to build a high-speed train from the edge of California's Mojave Desert to Las Vegas.