Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, has introduced a resolution to conduct an interim study of the money available for construction, maintenance and operation of public schools.
SCR10 was referred to the Legislative Operations and Elections Committee for study.
It says the estimated need in Nevada was more than $5.2 billion in 2000.
That responsibility has historically belonged to local school districts, with the state typically providing help only for specific needs.
The resolution would create an interim study committee to examine all sources of revenue available to school districts for maintaining, operating and building schools and related facilities. It would also analyze bonding available for school construction.
The study committee would report to the 2007 Legislature with recommendations.