Clark County School District leaders react to Governor Sandoval's speech
Clark County School District leaders are reacting to Governor Sandoval's State of the State address on Wednesday. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Clark County School District leaders are reacting to Governor Sandoval's State of the State address on Wednesday.
Action News spoke to the school district's board president about the governor's speech. Trustee Carolyn Edwards said she's happy Governor Sandoval focused his speech on education and is making Nevada students a priority.
The governor proposed spending $135 million on education this budget.
But, that's arguably not enough. The teacher's union said Wednesday it's a tax structure problem.
CCSD Board President Carolyn Edwards had slightly different qualms about the governor's speech. She's unsure about targeted measures; things like funding for all-day kindergarten and more dollars towards English language learners.
"He's placing the right emphasis on the right things. I just know that we cut 1,000 positions last year that we haven't restored. As a result, we have a significant increase in class sizes in our classrooms and we'd like to reduce those, prior to targeting specific programs for literacy and reading," said Edwards.
Edwards said the governor's speech Wednesday will not change how they lobby in Carson City. Their focus will be to get more education dollars to stay in Southern Nevada because most of the state's population is located here.