Senate Bill 178 (SB 178) (2017 - 2021) was a grant program that provided Nevada public schools additional targeted funding support for English Learners (ELs) and at-risk students (students who qualified for free or reduced-price lunch) performing in the lowest quartile of student achievement on the state summative assessment and who were not currently enrolled in a Zoom or Victory school. This funding was to “…ensure each Nevada child a reasonably equal educational opportunity” (NRS 387.121). For the 2017-18 school year, the legislature appropriated $1,200 for each eligible student to provide specific education interventions, as defined in SB 178 Sec 9.4 and 9.5. Nevada school districts and charter schools were to implement evidence-based intervention programs and services proven to increase the academic achievement of eligible students.
The 2021 legislative session resulted in Nevada implementing a new pupil-centered funding formula to being in fiscal year (FY) 2022, or the 2021 -22 school year. The funding that was provided for the SB 178, The New Nevada Funding Plan grant program, was applied to the EL and at-risk student weights for the new pupil-centered funding formula. SB 178, The New Nevada Funding Plan, did sunset on June 30, 2021.
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