Sandoval Indications Education Scholarship, Teacher Benefits Bill

June 9, 2015 Nemes Education

RENO, Nev. (AP)– With his college-bound daughter enjoyingmonitoring his shoulder Monday, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law legislation producing countless dollars in incentives to assistto assist fight Nevadas severe instructor shortage.The expense develops scholarships for college students studying education and benefits for brand-new teachers working in low-rated schools. Its part of a general education package totaling hundreds of millions of dollars that the Republican-controlled Legislature just recently approved as part of a$1.1 billion tax increase over 2 years.We have made a historical, unprecedented investment in education, Sandoval informed about 2 dozen students, instructors and others who collected in the Reno High School library for the expense signing event Monday afternoon.As I sign this bill, from this day forward I hope Ive influenced all you to become a Nevada historian, a Nevada teacher, he

stated along with daughter Maddy, a senior who is enrolling this fall at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she prepares to study to end up being an elementary school teacher.Introduced late in the session, the bill creates the Teach Nevada Scholarship program, which provides up to $3,000 per semester for students studying education or finishing a licensing program at Nevada colleges. Students would earn three-quarters of the scholarship while in school, and have actually the rest awarded to them after teaching in Nevada for 5 years.These things cost cash, Sandoval said. The second-term GOP governor singled out for thanks Assemblyman Randy Kimer, R-Reno, who represents the areas surrounding the

high school and went to the expense signing ceremony.I do not know just how much you followed in your government classes exactly what took place at the Legislature, but it was a difficult roadway at the end, Sandoval stated. It really took a lot of guts for a few of these people to be supportive of that spending plan since it suggested tax increases. It requires investments.The determine designates$10 million in rewards and $5 million in teacher training scholarships, with another$ 10 million in new teacher bonus offers added in a last-minute appropriation in Sandovals authorized two-year budget plan. That includes a$5,000 annual benefit as a reward for

new instructors working in lowly rated schools. The program is set to end after two years.Clark County School District alone is attempting to hire more than 2,000 new teachers for next school year. Education authorities state low starting pay, hard working conditions and high demand nationwide is complexing their task.State Superintendent Dale Erquiaga said failure to deal with the states teacher shortage would equate into failure for other enthusiastic K-12 education plans included in the governors budget.Those initiatives will certainly fail if we do not deal with the teacher scarcity, he stated at a hearing last month. That conversation has gotten louder as the session has gone on. ___ Snyder reported from Carson City, Nevada.

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