Lawmakers are finalizing a plan to implement a much-anticipated “weighted” school funding formula this session, albeit on a more shoestring budget than their original $1.1 billion proposal.
Assembly and Senate education committees are set to meet jointly on Wednesday afternoon to discuss an amended version of SB178, which sets up a funding scheme that allocates extra money to students with extra needs such as English learners or children in poverty. The price tag on the original bill was prohibitively expensive; the final cost of the new, scaled-back version — which has buy-in from leaders on both sides of the aisle — has yet to be determined and will hinge on how much money lawmakers leave for it after they finalize other budgets. - The Nevada Independent
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