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Coronavirus | Education | Legislature

Sisolak issues formal call for special session focused on budget cuts; may address other issues later

The governor issued the proclamation on Tuesday evening, after announcing last week that July 8 would be the tentative start date depending on safety and health conditions related to COVID-19. The session will be closed to the public, with only legislators, essential staff and a limited number of reporters allowed in the legislative building in Carson City.






Coronavirus | Education

School districts see soaring costs for face masks and extra cleaning supplies as new year approaches

June 29th, 2020 - 2:00am
School districts’ purchasing teams are hurrying to buy additional cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) ahead of the upcoming academic year, which may include a mix of in-person and virtual instruction. While some of the items are considered routine — soap, disinfectants, paper towels — education officials are calculating how much extra will be needed given new safety protocols.









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Regents pull from higher ed rainy day fund as board looks to cover massive budget shortfall triggered by coronavirus

June 12th, 2020 - 3:00pm
Amid the most drastic hit to state revenues since the Great Recession, the Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to inject a one-time $50 million rainy-day payment into the budget for fiscal year 2021. The money will add to a wide-ranging slate of budget cuts meant to cover an additional 5 percent cut requested by the governor's office early this month.

Education | IndyBlog

UNR announces new measures aimed at tackling racism on campus

June 10th, 2020 - 5:10pm
Citing the “anger and frustration” expressed by black faculty, students and staff at the University of Nevada, Reno, administrators announced new measures Wednesday to more directly address incidents of racism on campus, including a public review of its policing standards and training protocols.



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