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Jul 31 2017

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The Washoe County School District appreciates Governor Brian Sandoval for his immediate response to support Nevada’s children.We are thankful that Governor Sandoval is working with legislative leaders and us to find a solution for a recently discovered budget anomaly that would force the District to cut $6.6 million from our operating fund.The idea of a bridge funding proposal would help to address this surprise budget hole for the upcoming year.

Based on an untested and never-before-seen funding formula outlined in SB544, funding for the Washoe County School District has been significantly reduced from what we have been told throughout this legislative session. In fact, WCSD has already presented two balanced budgets to the Department of Taxation based on funding formulas provided by the Nevada Department of Education. On Tuesday evening, WCSD discovered that this new funding formula will cause a significant shortfall of at least $6.6 million each year over the next two years. WCSD would receive the lowest per pupil funding amount in the state.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 — Students at Veterans Memorial STEM Academy will honor and remember American military veterans on May 26 when they dedicate a stone memorial near their school’s flagpole.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 — RISE Academy for Adult Achievement, where an average of 2,100 students attend classes each year to earn their high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, and/or take English language classes, has been formally accredited by AdvancED, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous on-site reviews of school systems to measure institutional success.

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