Washoe County School District
February 16, 2011 by USA Post
Washoe County School District, Assembly Democrats today unveiled a bill, they recognized that jobs would open a large hole in the budget proposed by Governor Brian Sandoval. Assemblywoman Debbie Smith, D-Reno, is preparing to introduce a bill, it was the craft since last summer that would allow school districts to use part of their reserve funds to finance the rehabilitation of schools aging. The funding not only assist districts to address crumbling schools and more, but help to put construction workers back to work, “she said.
Sandoval has already proposed using that money to fund the operating costs of districts, a proposal that both Washoe and Clark counties have been fighting.
Clark County School District officials said they rely on that money to make bond payments in the face of property values plummeting. Taking funds would require it to restructure its debt at a substantial cost.
But Bill Smith is to assist the Washoe County, which has access to much less than the capital Fund-Clark County, to rehab his former school.
His bill would allow districts to use these reserves if it were a financially viable option for them.
Sandoval proposal would require school districts to use the money to support basic school.
(AP) – Governor Brian Sandoval quickly denounced on Tuesday a bill that would allow school districts to use bond money to fund reserves for school improvement, saying it’s a snack that would leave a budget gaping hole in his spending plan.
Sandoval has proposed using money from reserve requirements in its State of State speech in January. On Tuesday, Assembly Democrats unveiled a similar measure that would reduce from 12 months to six districts of the amount needed to maintain reserve accounts for payment.
The difference is that the plan would Sandoval $ 425 million reserve to fund school operations. Another bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, would preserve the money that was approved by local voters for capital projects.
In a written statement, Sandoval said the Democrats’ plan “and leaves a hole of 400 million in the state budget, taking the extra money on salaries and classroom teachers.”
“In these difficult times, the proposed reserve funds to be redirected to the construction under the plan should instead be spent on aid for school districts to focus on their core mission of educating students.”
Smith said her bill, called “School Works”, would be immediately released and 80 million for the school district in Washoe County for repairs to old schools and create jobs.
“These old schools will have access to money to be rehabilitated,” she said at a news conference, adding that 80 million and “can create a lot of work.” The winter storm that began Tuesday evening and continues hammered out the Trtucklee / Tahoe region has forced the closure of public schools Incline for Wednesday. Washoe County School District spokeswoman Nancy Leuenahagen confirmed the closure in 6 hours e-mail. In the valley, all schools are running WCSD 2 hours late – and there is no early release today, “she said.
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