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EARLIER: The Clark County (Nev.) School Board has indicated it will withdraw its bond measure from the November ballot, citing lower-than-expected enrollment growth and a shaky economy that could erode voter support. The decision comes as analysts predict record lows in the percentage of new students for the next few years. Coupled with a slowing economy, the time isn't right to ask the public to support a bond of such magnitude, says Joyce Haldeman, deputy superintendent of community and government relations.
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FROM NOVEMBER 2007: The Clark County School District has unveiled a school construction proposal that, if approved by voters in November 2008, would be the largest in state history. The $9.5 billion, 10-year plan would pay for construction of 73 new schools. The nation's fifth-largest school system has nearly 309,000 students. District officials predict the enrollment will grow to 473,000 students by 2018. The district is still building schools under a $3.5 billion, 10-year bond measure passed in 1998. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)