A city councilman is asking for $5 million in emergency funding to keep Vegas schools open after the shooting at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved the request on Tuesday.
The request comes as Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman says she’s open to additional funding to help keep her city’s schools open.
Vegas Public Schools superintendent Dr. Lisa Schiavo is asking the city to approve $1 million for extra staffing, equipment and other costs to help reopen the city’s public schools.
The funding would go toward hiring extra teachers, extra counselors, additional teachers in a school, additional staff to serve as temporary employees and for additional staffing in the classroom, according to a release from the mayor’s office.
Goodman is hoping to reopen the schools by the end of July.
The Las Vegas city council has not set a date for a vote on that request.
The request comes after Goodman said in an interview with CBS Las Vegas that she wants to reopen schools “by the end, so we can do it on schedule.”
She said in the interview that she was concerned about the possibility of “an attack at this time,” which could potentially lead to “an uptick in crime in the area.”