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03 Dec CCSD Trustees approve 2019 legislative platform

CCSD’s top priority in the 2019 Legislature is to stabilize its budget by modernizing the K-12 school funding formula and increasing the public dollars dedicated to, and staying with, K-12 education.

The funding priority highlights the Board of School Trustees 2019 legislative platform, which was approved at the board’s most recent meeting.

The School District’s representatives in Carson City will advocate to increase the base funding formula to:

  • Invest in our staff and students
  • Fund professional development for teachers and administrators, along with research-based instructional materials aligned to the academic standards to provide high-quality, standards-based instruction in every classroom
  • Ensure a safe learning environment

CCSD will also advocate for increases in funding to cover costs that CCSD must incur but are not fully addressed in the current education funding formula, such as employee increases, inflation, and hiring staff and purchasing materials for new schools when they open.

At a previous meeting, the Board of School Trustees also voted to support the iNVest report, which was produced as lawmakers prepare for the 2019 legislative session.

The report, which is the collective work of Nevada’s 17 district superintendents, serves as the cornerstone of the superintendents’ answer to the question: What is needed to improve student achievement in Nevada?

If you would like to receive updates about the legislative platform during the session, sign up here: https://ccsd.net/departments/government-affairs.

The 2019 legislative platform was discussed in the latest School Matters edition of Inside Education. The half-hour program featured Board of School Trustees Vice President Carolyn Edwards, Board of School Trustees Clerk Lola Brooks, Government Relations Director Brad Keating and Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer Kirsten Searer. Click here to watch the program, which initially aired on Nov. 22, 2018.