Nevada Lawmakers Query $2 Billion Education Budget Offering

Nevada Lawmakers Discussed Republican Governor Joe Lombardo's Proposed $2 Billion Education Budget on Wed

Still, one point of contention at Wed’s hearing is changed to funding for the most vulnerable students

Nevada Department of Education no longer considers at-risk students to receive free & reduced school lunches

This reduces the at-risk student population from 273,000 to 63,325

D-District 7 Cameron Miller, said “It still concerns me that, that there’s a large number of students 

 The MPs concerned Lawmakers the state education officials grilled over an amendment to the funding formula

At issue now is who is considered an at-risk student in Nevada schools

The number of students at risk may be closer to 90,000 instead 63,325 as some may be categorized as English Language Learners ''Ebert also said''

Under the budget proposal,at-risk students would receive $2,584 in the fiscal year 2024. Currently, the student's rate is $244.

The state also changed how it counts English Language Learners,

Raising the per-student rate for fiscal year 2024 the current figure of $1,649 to $4,307

Education leaders also acknowledged during the budget hearing that enrollment in-state public schools continues to decline while raise in charter schools.