School backers plan rally |

School backers plan rally

Teachers, parents and students will head north Thursday to again plead for more funds from the Nevada Legislature.

The 4 p.m. rally will call for additional K-12 educational funding.

“Anyone who has a stake in the quality of education in (Nevada) is cordially invited to participate in the rally,” according to a written district statement.

Earlier this month, Superintendent Pendery Clark said increased costs could force the district to cut personnel if the Legislature does not provide additional funding.

The cuts would come because the district might need to trim about $1 million from its budget.

District officials are worried about increasing health care costs, a lack of funds for cost-of-living raises and rising utility bills.

This will be the second rally in two months for the Douglas County School District.

Students, parents and teachers marched in front of the legislative building in March.

For more information on the rally, call the district’s communications coordinator, Maggie Allen, at 782-5134.

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