Students happy about last day of school
Today is the last day of school for the student of Clark County School District. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It is the day students across Clark County have been waiting for -- the last day of school.
First the good news, the Clark County School District is expecting a 65 percent graduation rate this spring. That's higher than last year and 13 percent higher than predictions at the beginning of the year.
The improvement is due in part to an aggressive campaign aimed at student who needed help with proficiency tests or missed credits.
The school district is encouraging some of the students to go to summer school and take part in a special graduation in August, the first of its kind.
Unfortunately, looking ahead to next year, the report card for the school district isn't so good.
A new federal law is going into effect that will require healthier school lunches. That means school meals will cost families about $18 dollars more per month.
And, we don't know how many teachers will return next year because of layoffs after the school district lost a battle recently with the teachers union. The superintendent says that pink slips will go out next week.