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Lawmakers eye updates to Nevada's school funding formula

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 16:55:11-04

CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada lawmakers say they plan to revamp the state's 52-year-old education funding formula by giving additional funds to students who need extra support, such as children who are learning English or qualify for free or reduced meals.

A bill has yet to be introduced and the specifics remain unknown, but legislators say the upcoming measure will change the funding model by increasing money to certain students, including those who are in special education or are gifted and talented.

Democratic Sen. Mo Denis says the state's dated funding formula has only received tweaks since its creation.

The Clark County School District, one of the largest school districts in the country, backs the effort to overhaul the funding system.