Yesterday, Governor Sisolak visited elementary schools across the Las Vegas area to welcome students and families back to the classroom.
Governor Sisolak prioritized education and lowering costs for families in his first term by providing free school lunches for every student this year, giving teachers their first raise in over a decade, funding education at its highest levels in state history, and donating his entire state salary — totaling over $320,000 — to public schools across Nevada.
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KTNV: “Governor Steve Sisolak out and about on the first day of school handing out free lunches to students…”
KSNV: Governor Sisolak helps give out free school lunches
“All CCSD students have access to free lunches this school year thanks to a $75 million investment from the state…”
Telemundo: Gobernador Sisolak da la bienvenida a estudiantes
“El Gobernador Sisolak especifió que esta escuela fue seleccionada porque es muy diversa, en ella aproximadamente el 90 % de los estudiantes son hijos de madres solteras con desventajas ecoómicas…”
“Governor Sisolak specified that this school was chosen because of its diversity — approximately 90% of students are the children of single mothers with economic disadvantages…”
Las Vegas Sun: First Day of School with Superintendent Jara and Governor Sisolak
Las Vegas Review-Journal: CCSD welcomes students back on first day of school
- Gov. Steve Sisolak, U.S. Rep. Susie Lee, Superintendent Jesus Jara and other officials gathered at Kelly Elementary School in the Historic Westside to welcome students and staff to school on a red carpet.
- Sisolak said he had made a point to visit Kelly for the last several years for the first day of school because of its diverse population. More than 90 percent of the households in the school community were headed by single moms, he said.
KSNV: Sisolak, Jara welcome students back to the classroom
- Students received the red-carpet treatment at Matt Kelly Elementary School with high fives from Governor Steve Sisolak and school staff.
Las Vegas Sun: Teachers take the spotlight as CCSD students return to classrooms
- In a brief interview, Sisolak added that the shortage was both statewide and nationwide.
- “It’s something that’s obviously got our attention,” he said. “Anything that affects our kids is concerning to me, whether it’s a shortage of teachers, shortage of bus drivers, school lunches.”
- The money for more raises, especially for veteran teachers, would come from the Nevada Legislature, when it sets the state’s budget. The Legislature reconvenes in February. “I think they’re as committed as I am to making sure that teachers are compensated fairly,” Sisolak said.