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Powerline: March 31, 2023

Welcome to another edition of NSEA's Powerline Newsletter! Check below for this week's update. 
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Published: March 31, 2023


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CCSD bill looks to lower teacher licensing fees, provide affordable housing to staff

(News 3 Las Vegas) NSEA spoke in support of Senate Bill 47

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Click below to read our memos and/or watch the video testimony

  • School District Accountability Hearing (3.25.23)

    • NSEA provided public comment at the special Saturday hearing on school district accountability. We heard from 15 rural school districts. Clark and Washoe are scheduled for Friday March 31, 2023 at 4pm. NSEA's comments focused on the budget as well as our #AccountabilityMeans campaign. 

  • Senate Bill 47 (Support - No Memo)

    • NSEA supports SB47 to cap licensing fees for educators and support the efforts of creating affordable housing for our ESPs in CCSD. 

  • Senate Bill 244 (Support - No Memo)

    • NSEA supports SB244. School gardens have been shown to improve academic achievement, increasing student connection to the natural environment and increasing student interest and achievement in science.

  • Senate Bill 285 (Support - No Memo)

    • Makes an appropriation to the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program. NSEA has supported the program in previous sessions and we continue our support this Session. 

  • Assembly Bill 182 (Support)

    • NSEA supports AB182 to require a baccalaureate degree to obtain a teaching license.

  • Senate Bill 227 (Support - No Memo)

  • Senate Bill 65 (Oppose)

    • NSEA opposes SB65 adding requirements for service on school boards.

  • Senate Bill 251 (Support)

    • Senate Bill 251 will provide and ensure clarity and fairness in the employee surplus process. With SB251, the consistent application of the surplus process across the district will help resolve any employee confusion with district work practices.

  • Assembly Bill 245 (Support - No Memo)

    • Provisions for victims of sexual violence. Requires districts to have 3rd party service provider.

  • Assembly Bill 241 (Oppose - No Memo)

    • Requires high school students to enroll in classes required for college and career ready diploma. 

  • Assembly Bill 228 (Support)

    • NSEA supports AB228 to strengthen education in social studies, including one unit credit in geography.

  • Charter School Accountability Hearing

    • Accountability means finally holding charter schools accountable, despite years of mismanagement and demographics that do not reflect our neighborhood public schools.

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Save The Date

NSEA's Grassroots Task Force has set the big 'Time for 20' rally in Carson City, NV for May 17th, at 4:30pm. Stay tuned for more details. 


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Support Senate Bill 251

The Senate heard SB251 this week. The hearing went well; however, there are plenty of people standing in the way of worker protections. The head of the CCSD administrators said SB251, a worker protections bill, "represents everything wrong in public education." We strongly disagree with that position. NSEA believes in respecting educators and protection of their jobs when displacement occurs through no fault of their own. Click here to watch NSEA's ad.

We must keep up the collective action! Senate Bill 251 honors the collective bargaining process. It will provide and ensure clarity and fairness in the employee surplus process. With SB251, the consistent application of the surplus process across the district will help resolve any employee confusion with district work practices. Employees should not be denied an available position due to a displacement that was no fault of their own. SB251 fixes that issue.

Click Here To Send a Letter in Support of SB251


Senate Bill 231 Falls Short

While NSEA appreciates the intent of Senate Bill 231 to deliver raises to Nevada educators, we have serious concerns about the bill as introduced. Here are our concerns: 

  • SB231 leaves behind a majority of Nevada school districts.
  • An unintended consequence of SB231 could be even larger class sizes.
  • SB231 literally leaves out thousands of educators who make our schools run. 
  • School district concern over the one-time nature of funds in SB231.
  • SB231 is another example of a flawed legislative process.
  • SB231 falls short of a stated goal of 10% raises as well as the 20% gold standard set in Time for 20.  

NSEA is working on alternate language to deliver raises to *every* Nevada educator. We're asking you to email the Senate, Assembly, and Governor and share your concerns. 

Click Here to Send a Letter to Amend SB231

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