The Carson City School Board on Tuesday passed a balanced budget for fiscal year 2021-22 as it awaits final revenue figures from the Nevada Legislature by the end of its session.
The Carson City School District’s budget hearing Tuesday provided the school board a final opportunity to review its general condition and expectations come the state’s change to the Pupil Centered Funding Plan in Senate Bill 543. Fiscal services director Andrew Feuling said it would use the full $4 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) stimulus funding dedicated through 2023 for learning loss and revenue needs.
A recent legislative announcement that more than $500 million in additional state support would be given toward K-12 funding for the next biennium supplied good news for districts in the state after Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means committees had met earlier this month, with Carson originally projected to receive about $71.9 million from the plan.
An amended budget is expected to be brought before the board at its June 22 meeting.