Nevada’s Broken Finance System at Heart of District Budget Deficits

As if on cue, the start of the school year brings announcements of deficits in the budgets of Nevada school districts.  Washoe CSD was faced with  a $40 million deficit, and rural districts are struggling to pay for basic expenses.  The Clark County School District (CCSD) which serves 70% of the state’s 460,000 public school children, has the largest deficit of at least $60 million.


With all the shortages it’s hard to overlook that Nevada ranks 46th in the nation when it comes to education funding.