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Parents Ticked That District Used Their Emails for Political Campaigning

What's a little spam to a captive audience?

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LAS VEGAS — Clark County School District officials were publicly taken to task last week for using parents' email addresses — obtained through parent/trustee email communications — for politicking.

Joe Spencer, parent of a CCSD third grader, confronted trustees and Superintendent Dwight Jones during last week's school board meeting, after he received campaign electioneering emails from CCSD staffers and a third party.

Two emails sent by school district staff, on behalf of Trustees Deanna Wright and Erin Cranor, advocated the passage of Question 2 — the district's ballot initiative seeking higher property taxes. Another email from a third party solicited campaign support for Wright, who's in a heated race to retain her trustee seat.