Award Date

Spring 2001

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

First Committee Member

Anna Lukemeyer, Chair

Second Committee Member

Teresa Jordan

Third Committee Member

Karen Layne

Fourth Committee Member

Robert Schmidt

Number of Pages

47

Abstract

Clark County School District is one of the largest school districts in the nation with a student population of 203,616 for 1998-1999. Talk of deconsolidating Clark County School District has been proposed by Assembly persons. However, as recent as November 2000, another initiative for deconsolidation and reconfigurations had not been approved by the voters. One of the issues surrounding deconsolidation is the district's bond debt. An equitable division has not been reached should Clark County School District deconsolidate. This paper deals with dividing the bond debt equally among eight districts (identified in an earlier study of deconsolidation) and assessing whether each of the eight districts would be able to support its portion of the bond debt as well as continue to provide education to its population. The result show that rich and poor districts are created and two of the eight districts would run into problems funding their own districts even though their share of the debt is manageable.

Keywords

Clark County School District (Nev.); School bonds; School districts — Finance; Schools — Decentralization

Disciplines

Education Policy | Finance and Financial Management | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Public Administration

Language

English