Educational and Operational Efficiency Study of the Clark County School District
The Clark County School District (CCSD) requested AIR and Gibson Consulting Group conduct an educational and operational efficiency study. The study identified areas that the district should focus on to increase efficiency and effectiveness in its programs and services through district-level interviews, extant data review, and a comparative district analysis.
The results of this study show that although CCSD is a low-cost provider of public education and is efficient in several areas, the district could better meet student needs through repurposing its spending in academic areas, implementing cost reduction opportunities (primarily in operational areas), and improving management practices.
The intent of this study was to examine CCSD structures and processes and recommend operational and educational efficiencies, with a core focus on increasing student achievement. The study was not intended to be a comprehensive evaluation of CCSD’s efficiency, but rather to identify major areas that the district should focus on to increase efficiency and effectiveness in its educational programs and