From the Washoe County School District:
Today, Washoe County School District (WCSD) Board President John Mayer and Interim Superintendent Traci Davis released this statement following Gov. Sandoval's signing of Senate Bill 207:
“We are thrilled to hear of the passage today of Senate Bill 207, which will provide much-needed funding for school construction and repair for WCSD,” said Mayer. “While this bill will not cover the entirety of our funding needs, it is a major step forward for the District and, most importantly, for our children.
“We appreciate the support for this measure by the bill's primary sponsors, Senators Becky Harris, Michael Roberson, and Washoe County's own Ben Kieckhefer, and the support of Washoe County delegation members Sen. Greg Brower, Sen. Debbie Smith, and Assembly members Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Pat Hickey, Amber Joiner, Randy Kirner, and Mike Sprinkle. We would also like to thank Gov. Sandoval for his early support for extension of the rollover bonds, and his signing of this bill. We look forward to working with the governor and the legislature over the remaining months of the session to address the additional school construction and repair funding needs of the District.”
“This is wonderful news for our students, staff members, school district, and our entire community,” said WCSD Interim Superintendent Traci Davis. “Classroom conditions make a real difference in how well students can focus and learn. This funding will help us provide an optimal learning environment for students across the district. We greatly appreciate the governor and legislature making this a priority, and passing a bill to help us solve our funding issues so early in the session.”
From the Washoe County School District