From The Las Vegas Sun: The Clark County (Nev.) School District has reassigned 168 teachers after enrollment came in lower than expected at their campuses. The process of reassigning teachers in the wake of "count day" happens every fall in Clark County, but historically, the changes have been the result of growth, when campuses get extra, portable classrooms to accommodate more students, and staffs are altered to fairly distribute the more experienced teachers. This year, however, administrators are cutting elective classes at some middle and high schools, and discovering fewer classroom teachers are needed at elementary schools.
SEPTEMBER 2009...from The Las Vegas Sun: The Clark County (Nev.) School District is seeing its first enrollment decline in more than a quarter-century, officials have announced. As of Sept. 18, the official "count day" used by the state to determine per-pupil funding for public schools, Clark County had 309,573 students. That’s a decrease of 1,667 students from the official enrollment for the 2008-09 academic year, and more than 4,000 students below projections for this year.
Earlier...from The Las Vegas Sun: For the better part of 10 years, the Clark County School District was breaking ground on a new school every month to keep pace with demand. But enrollment growth appears to have stalled, and for the first time in at least 25 years, there may be fewer students on campuses this fall than the previous year. The numbers reflect the implosion of the Southern Nevada economy.