Where’s the money? An explanation of Categorical Funds for Education

A recent headline in the Las Vegas Review Journal reads: “Clark County School Deficits Puzzle Governor Sandoval and State Lawmakers”

The article quotes Governor Sandoval as saying, “We have added hundreds of millions of dollars to the education budget since my tenure as governor.”  Sandoval went on to say, “we have established Victory schools, we have established Zoom schools, Read by 3, all that programming that came along with the money to do those things.”

Yes, millions were invested in education, but to categoricals, not to the general education funds.