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Students from the Owyhee Combined School, located on the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in northeastern Nevada, attend a press conference outside the Legislature on Thursday, April 27, 2023, in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent).

Bill to replace crumbling Owyhee school requires county contribution, could help other districts

On Wednesday, lawmakers heard and voted to advance a bill that would appropriate $64.5 million to replace the Owyhee Combined School on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in northeastern Nevada.


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Budget committee splits on party lines over $2 billion K-12 boost

Even as lawmakers from both political parties have sought to claim credit for a $2 billion increase to the state’s biennial K-12 spending, the full joint legislative budget committee split along party lines (15-7) on Thursday in a vote to approve the formal allocation of those new dollars. 

Proposed school choice expansion hits partisan logjam 

Even as Nevada Republicans and Gov. Joe Lombardo’s office have proposed the state’s largest expansion of school choice since 2017, legislative Democrats have signaled little appetite to touch a proposed increase of the state’s “Opportunity Scholarship” program. 

Bill looks to relax teacher evaluations

As the state struggles to recruit and retain teachers, a bill by Assemblywoman Brittney Miller (D-Las Vegas) would allow certain teachers to take one year off of evaluation. 

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