2017-2019 Legislative Updates
2017 Final 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
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.
revises requirements for receipt of a standard high school diploma to create an additional pathway for pupils with disabilities.
Makes necessary changes to NRS to revise teacher licensure
Removes limitations and expands meaningful work-based learning opportunities
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