State Superintendent Ebert Announces Statewide Listening Tour

September 19, 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction, will kick off a statewide listening tour next week of all 17 Nevada school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority.

“The few short months I have been on the job have gone by quickly,” said Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “During the legislative session, I met many Nevadans who were eager to share their hopes and dreams for their children. Today, I am very pleased to announce our plans to tour our great state. I intend to visit every district and meet with students, parents, and staff. My goal is to better understand the treasures of our communities as well as the desires and challenges of greater student success.”

Superintendent Ebert and members of her staff will start the listening tour Monday, September 23, in the Douglas County School District. The district visits will all entail visits to meet with students, teachers, support staff, administrators, family, and community members. Another Department goal is to receive input to inform state education plans required by both the state and the U.S. Department of Education.

“Having a dialogue with the State Superintendent and the Nevada Department of Education will be mutually beneficial and especially good for our students,” said Richard Stokes, Carson City School District Superintendent. “The Carson City School District has so much to be proud of and we are looking forward to bring the State Superintendent to see all of the great work of our teachers and students.”

The following listening tour schedule has been created in coordination with each District Superintendent:

  • Douglas County School District, September 23 (Minden/Gardnerville)
  • Carson City School District, September 24
  • Storey County School District, September 26 (Virginia City)
  • State Public Charter Authority, October 2 (Las Vegas)
  • Clark County School District, October 4 and 7
  • Humboldt County School District, October 21 (Winnemucca)
  • Elko County School District, October 22-23
  • Lander County School District, October 23 (Battle Mountain)
  • Washoe County School District, October 28
  • Lander County School District, November 18 (Austin)
  • White Pine County School District, November 18-19 (Ely)
  • Eureka County School District, November 19
  • Churchill County School District, November 20 (Fallon)
  • Lyon County School District, December 2 (Yerington)
  • Mineral County School District, December 3 (Hawthorne)
  • Esmeralda County School District, December 4
  • Nye County School District, December 4 (Tonopah)
  • Nye County School District, December 10 (Pahrump)
  • Lincoln County School District, December 11
  • Pershing County School District, January (Lovelock) 

Contact: Media planning to cover the listening tour must contact NDE Public Information Officer Greg Bortolin, who will coordinate interviews with the individual districts.



Greg Bortolin
Public Information Officer