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State Board of Education Invites Applicants for Charter Authority Board

May 9, 2024

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada State Board of Education invites individuals to apply for appointment to the State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA) board.

Applications can be submitted online before 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2024 for a three-year term, which begins July 1, 2024 and concludes on June 30, 2027.

“I invite qualified Nevadans, including high school students, to apply for this opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our students as well as Nevada’s overall education landscape,” said Felicia Ortiz, president of the State Board of Education. “We would like to have a student appointment to the SPCSA to ensure that the student voice is represented on all state level education boards.”

State Public Charter School Authority-sponsored schools serve more than 50,000 students, representing 11 percent of Nevada’s student population.

“As we continue to forge ahead in the transformation of Nevada’s education system, it is imperative that we have diverse, experienced, and well-rounded voices at the table,” said Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Our State Board of Education is looking for qualified candidates to serve as one of their two appointees to the SPCSA board.”

Under Nevada Revised Statutes, the State Board of Education is responsible for appointing two members to the SPCSA board.

Current board members are welcome to reapply but are not guaranteed reappointment. Members of the SPCSA board must be Nevada residents.

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Julie Wootton-Greener

Public Information Officer