Schools waste millions, begin reforms

Victor Joecks

Not that you should get your hopes up.

Clark County school administrators are cracking down on open-ended overtime for campus police and support staff.

School trustees acted Thursday after officials cited budget constraints and said the Las Vegas-area district paid $12.7 million in overtime in 2007 and $14 million in overtime in 2008.

School Superintendent Walt Rulffes says overtime had become "excessive" for some employees.

Officials say two school police officers alone made more than $106,000 each in
overtime in 2007-08.

Hey, at least this time CCSD wasn't wasting taxpayer money on employees without any training.

Performance audits, anyone?