Splitting Up CCSD Won’t Address District’s Problems

Frances Floresca

There is no doubt that a lack of accountability plagues large school districts. That includes the Clark County School District, which has around 300,000 students. But if voters approve the “Community Schools Initiative” to divide the district into small districts in 2024, it will still not provide the accountability necessary to foster the academic excellence our students deserve.

Creating smaller school districts would produce winners and losers, allowing wealthier families to move to the better school districts and leaving poorer families stuck in low-expectation, underperforming districts.

Parents need the right to control their child’s education through funding accounts that allow them to choose between charter schools, private schools, pod schools, micro-schools, homeschooling and even the better public schools.

Frances Floresca is Director of Education Policy Initiatives for Nevada Policy, This letter to the editor was originally published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Frances Floresca

Frances Floresca

Director of Education Policy Initiatives

Frances Floresca joined Nevada Policy as the Director of Education Policy Initiatives in 2022, and she has considered herself an advocate for education freedom long before getting involved with politics. She and her sister attended different school types growing up, and even then, she realized that different students have different needs.

She previously worked for Independent Women’s Network and Citizens Against Government Waste. She has been invited to the White House and was cited in the 2021 Republican Study Committee’s budget proposal to Congress. Frances’s work has also been recognized in the Washington Examiner, InsideSources, Deseret News, and The Salt Lake Tribune. During college, she wrote for Campus Reform and worked on campaigns.

She also represented Utah in the Cherry Blossom Princess Program in Washington, D.C. in 2021, and she is also an avid classical singer having sung for high-ranking officials from around the world and the national anthem for events around the country. In December 2019, she received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Frances was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and has also lived in Washington, D.C. She now resides with her husband and son in Henderson, Nevada.