by Sean Whaley
Nevada News Bureau

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August 28, 2012
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Lawmakers endorse new weighted funding formula for public education

A panel of lawmakers today recommended that Nevada's public education funding formula be revised to take into account the higher cost of educating specific groups of students, including English-language learners and children in poverty.

But lawmakers also acknowledged that updating the formula won't mean any significant changes in funding for the state's 17 school districts until the state's economy improves and tax revenues increase.

There is no proposal to shift current funding from one district to another to fund a new weighted formula.

The New Method for Funding Public Schools interim study was authorized by the 2011 Legislature to look …

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