Nevada Ed-Watch

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are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.

Washoe County School District Board of Trustees

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees.

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Tuesdays) at 2 pm both virtually and at the Central Administration Building Board Room, 425 E. 9th St., Reno, NV 89512.

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings.

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person or via email. Email comments should be submitted to



Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Washoe County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback.


What happened at this meeting?

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda

Consent agenda highlights include:

Explore the consent agenda here.

Trustees Presented a Proclamation Honoring the Juneteenth National Independence Day in the District

Trustees issued a proclamation honoring the Juneteenth holiday in the District. Juneteenth will take place June 19, 2024.

Explore the proclamation.

Trustees Heard a Presentation and Update on the District’s Legislative Platform for the 2025 Legislative Session and 2025-26 Biennium

Trustees received an update from Pinyon Public Affairs on the 2025 legislative session and the 2025-26 biennium. Recommended and received feedback include maintaining SB231 resources, eliminating the regional cost adjustment factors, examining class sizes, and streamlining the current policy platform.

Additional potential areas of interest among Trustees include student supports for high-needs students, funding levels, reducing administrative burdens on districts, eliminating unfunded mandates, fully funding weights for certain student populations, reducing standardized testing, universal school lunches, and modifying star ratings to exclude absenteeism.

Review the platform update presentation and the 2023-24 legislative platform document.

Public Comment

  • Concerns regarding the construction and location of Vaughn Middle School
  • Graduation ticket restrictions at Sparks High School
  • Concerns regarding an ethics complaint against a Trustee

Trustee Report

Report highlights included:

  • Various end-of-school-year activities and events
  • Student passion projects
  • NIAA hiring updates
  • Opportunities to meet with federal elected officials]
  • Attending graduation ceremonies
  • Supporting Pride Month

Interim Superintendent’s Report

Report highlights included:

  • Transition activities with the incoming Superintendent

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for June 25, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

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