By: Amelia Pak Harvey
The Clark County School District joined four other Nevada school districts Thursday in a fight for more education funding in the Silver State.
The School Board voted unanimously to support the Fund Our Future Nevada initiative, which aims to alter the Nevada Plan — the state’s education funding formula that the campaign describes as the nation’s oldest — and lobby for money earmarked for education to actually go to schools.
Approval of the initiative came just as the district announced tentative contract negotiations with its five bargaining units for the first time in 10 years.
Amanda Morgan, a legal director for the Educate Nevada Now group that is part of the coalition, said the education formula is outdated and doesn’t cover the cost of educating students.