Budget panel OKs major education spending increase, Lombardo initiatives still in limbo
(The Nevada Independent) - Mentions NSEA's comments regarding the Legislature putting more money into reserve accounts than into public education.
CCSD fights plan to create hybrid school boards
(Las Vegas Review Journal) Mentions NSEA's opposition to AB175 to create hybrid school boards in CCSD.
State educator's union calls on Nevada lawmakers to pass overhaul of K-12
(KNPR) Article on NSEA's Time For 20 Rally
Educators take over downtown Carson City rallying for better pay
(This is Reno) - Article on NSEA's Time For 20 Rally in Carson City
Democrats present $250 million for teacher raises; Republicans question sustainability
(The Nevada Independent) - Article mentioning NSEA's events in Las Vegas and Carson City
Assembly Bill 250 (Support)
- NSEA supports Assembly Bill 250 to ensure that all residents have access to affordable prescriptions.
Assembly Bill 182 (Support)
- NSEA supports AB182 to require a baccalaureate degree to obtain a teaching license.
Assembly Bill 241 (Oppose - No Memo)
- Requires high school students to enroll in classes required for college and career ready diploma.
Assembly Bill 282 (Support)
- NSEA supports AB282 to provide a subsidy for long-term substitute teachers to purchase health insurance.
Assembly Bill 128 (Support - No Memo)
- Makes an appropriation to the Outdoor Education and Recreation Grant Program Account for the costs of the program.
Senate Bill 496 (Oppose - No Memo)
- Revises provisions relating to the film industry
Assembly Bill 285 (Support)
- NSEA supports AB285 as a commonsense proposal to help ensure educator safety.
Senate Bill 231 (Amend)
- While NSEA appreciates the intent of Senate Bill 231 to deliver raises to Nevada educators, NSEA has submitted an amendment to facilitate a Clean 20 for every Nevada educator. NSEA’s amendment would increase the appropriation to $500 million to meet this moment of crisis in Nevada schools. It's Time For 20.
Assembly Bill 319 (Support )
- NSEA supports AB319 to fund universal free school meals in Nevada.
Historic vacancies... Low Wages... Overcrowded Classrooms...
If that's not a rainy day for Nevada's kids, what is?
NSEA held two Time For 20 events this week. They were both a huge success. Hundreds of educators state wide coming out to say "It's Time For 20!" Here are some photos below.
The work is not yet done! We have a few more weeks of Session and nearly $3 Billion proposed to be locked up in rainy day reserves. We have a brand new email campaign below; please send the Legislature an email and demand these funds be used to fund Time For 20 instead!
If you have some photos you'd like to share with us, you can email them here.
** NEW EMAIL CAMPAIGN **
TIME FOR A CLEAN 20: SB231 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. (there will be an amendment on this item, but it has not yet been adopted)
- 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 has offered alternate language to deliver raises to *every* Nevada educator. We're asking you to email the Senate, Assembly, and Governor and share your concerns.