Lawmakers Agree on School Funding

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Senate and Assembly leaders appear to be in agreement on how to fund Nevada's schools -- a major development that will clear the way for their special session to wrap up.

Assemblywoman Chris Giunchigliani says she agreed with Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio to remove class-size reduction plans for kindergarten from the school funding plan.

She says that in return Raggio agreed to change wording in another bill dealing with requirements placed on students before graduating high school.

The Distributive School Account remains the final budget open after the Legislature adjourned their regular session early Tuesday.

The nearly $2 billion schools budget was a sticking point in budget negotiations as the regular session wrapped up.

The Assembly's special session committee is sending the funding plan to the full Assembly for its consideration. From there it must go to the Senate for approval.

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