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Assembly Bill Aims to Help Charter Schools Deal With Emergencies

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Nevada lawmakers are trying to clear up confusion on which police agencies should respond to emergencies at charter schools.

The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to review Assembly Bill 321 on Tuesday. The bill already passed the Assembly in a 39-3 vote.

Charter school officials say they've been caught in a no man's land during emergency situations, with school district police referring them to regular police and vice versa.

The bill would require school districts to contract with charter schools to provide them police services upon request. Regular police forces would be responsible for responding to charter schools until the contracts are hammered out.

The charter schools would pay for police service, but Republican bill sponsor Assemblyman Stephen Silberkraus noted that bills moving through the Legislature should improve charters' overall funding situation. (AP)

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