From the Washoe County School District:
Washoe County School District (WCSD) leaders will join Washoe County commissioners and members of the community in fielding questions and providing information about the school capital needs initiative during a live call-in show on KNPB Channel 5. WCSD Board President Barbara Clark and Superintendent Pedro Martinez will present information and answer questions from the public during "Open Lines," which airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3.
"We welcome the opportunity to provide information to viewers and to discuss this critical issue facing our District," said Clark. "We look forward to an open and honest conversation about our needs going forward and our ongoing efforts to keep our schools safe and well-maintained for our students and staff."
"We have a responsibility to protect our community's investment in its schools, and it's something our District takes seriously," Martinez said. "The school capital needs initiative represents our best opportunity to carry out that responsibility, and we are grateful for this chance to inform the community about our capital needs and the proposal under consideration by the Washoe County Commission."
WCSD is the only school district in the state that does not have a consistent source of funding for maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment. The proposed school capital needs initiative would raise the sales tax by ¼ of one percent and raise property taxes by five cents per $100 of assessed value, providing an estimated $20 million annually for critical school repairs and maintenance.
From the Washoe County School District