Commission on School Funding
Senate Bill 543 (2019) created the 11-member Commission on School Funding to guide the work of the Department of Education to revamp Nevada’s K-12 education funding formula for the first time in over a half-century. The Commission's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Providing guidance to school districts and the Department of Education on the implementation of the Pupil-Centered Funding Plan;
- Reviewing the base per pupil funding amount, the adjusted per pupil funding for each district, and the multiplier for weighted funding for each category of students and recommend revisions as they determine to be appropriate;
- Reviewing state laws and regulations related to education and making recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public education;
- Reviewing and making recommendations relative to the Pupil-Centered Funding Plan’s equity and cost adjustment factors, which include those for each county, small school, and small district; and
- Reviewing the Department of Education’s reports on the personnel and services an average school could employ based on the funding included in the Governor’s recommended budget and the budget approved by the Legislature, and providing recommendations for revision as appropriate.