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Education Bills Take Center Stage During Last Days Of Nevada's Current Legislation Session

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There are just 38 days left in Nevada’s Legislative Session. CapRadio's Ky Plaskon takes a look at what's on the agenda this week. 

A number of education-related bills remain on the agenda this session. They include new programs for low-income, disabled, gifted and talented students, and for English language learners.

There are also bills to address new education technology and charter schools. Washoe County School District Director of Government Affairs, Lindsay Anderson says, new programs are fine, but the district is concerned that the second year of the Governor’s budget calls for reduced per pupil spending. She’s working with legislators to address that.

"So we have some concerns about making sure that we are funding general education enough as we start to add additional programs, but certainly it appears that there is proposed more money for education."

Other bills up for consideration this week include a limitation on liability for damage to cars parked on hotel lots and a measure that would exempt agricultural labor camps from state sanitation requirements.