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January 7, 2010
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Gov. Gibbons' plan slashes school spending

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Gov. Jim Gibbons on Wednesday proposed sweeping changes to public education and eliminating collective bargaining for teachers and other local government employees to reduce spending in the face of a growing revenue shortfall.

In public education, he called for eliminating full-day kindergarten and the class size reduction program.

He also called for eliminating "hold harmless" provisions that protect school districts with declining enrollments. Carson School District has had declining enrollments for seven years but was protected from loss of state funding by that provision.

With just five months of the fiscal year gone, general fund revenues …

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