A new state law prevents school administrators paid more more than $120,000 from joining a collective bargaining unit or negotiating contracts with union help. Their current contract expires June 30, along with their benefits.
The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would start a teacher scholarship program and pay incentives to Nevada educators in hard-to-fill jobs.
Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders introduced a new $15 million initiative late Friday designed to ease Nevada’s teacher shortage.The two-pronged program sets aside $5 million for the Teach Nevada Scholarship Fund and provides new teacher bonuses.
A subcommittee approved Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget recommendation for $1.2 million in Fiscal Year 2016 and $7.1 million in 2017 to start development of the medical school, but not the $26.7 million needed to start operations in 2017.
Dozens showed up Friday to support or denounce a Nevada Assembly bill that would require public school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers to be used by students of one gender — and the one designated on their birth certificates.
Assembly Bill 165, one part of the Republican governor’s ambitious education agenda, authorizes $10.5 million in tax credits over the upcoming two-year budget cycle. The total would increase 10 percent per year thereafter.
Jack Lund Schofield, a former Nevada legislator and member of the state Board of Regents, died Friday, according to local officials.
Nevada’s governor says more money is needed for education and other proposed revenue sources are too limited or too complex to tackle this year.
A controversial bill that would extend a bond rollover program to address pressing school construction needs in Clark County ran into tough questioning Thursday in an Assembly committee.