2017-2019 Legislative Updates


EDUCATION INITIATIVES FOR THE NEW NEVADA

Governor Sandoval’s Recommended Budget: 2017-19 Biennium

In the last biennium, Governor Sandoval proposed an ambitious plan to improve the education system across Nevada. With the legislature supportive of the policy and budget, the State Board of Education, Department of Education, Districts, and Charter Schools implemented the initiatives aimed at improving educational opportunities for all students. The Governor’s Recommended Budget for the 2017-2019 Biennium maintains and expands these programs evidencing the Governor’s ongoing commitment to our “Generations to Come.” This budget reflects enhancements to programs that will continue to serve the full spectrum of grades and the diverse needs of students and educators. A partial list of the Governor’s ongoing commitment and responsible investment proposed in his budget is included below; full details are available at the Nevada State Budget Office.

CONTINUED EMPHSASIS ON LITERACY AND EARLY LEARNERS

MAKE RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS TO MODERNIZE THE NEVADA PLAN

CONTINUED EMPHASIS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL

INVESTING IN CHANGE

RECRUITING AND RETAINING EFFECTIVE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

2017 K12 Education Bill Drafts

AB7

Makes necessary changes to NRS in order to comply with federal Every Student Succeeds Act and State Plan developed in response to the new federal law.

 AB64

revises requirements for receipt of a standard high school diploma to create an additional pathway for pupils with disabilities.

AB77

Makes necessary changes to NRS to revise teacher licensure

SB66

Removes limitations and expands meaningful work-based learning opportunities

SB77

Requires that certain programs and information relating to the provision of a safe and respectful learning environment be derived from evidenced-based research, and revises provisions relating to the code of honor for pupils concerning cheating

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