A Senate Finance Committee hearing today to review Educational Savings Accounts, the Nevada College Kick Start Program account and other accounts managed by the Nevada Treasurer’s Office morphed into a critique of the office and of the seeming willingness of Treasurer Dan Schwartz to ignore the Legislature.
The decision to postpone the conversion of a handful of public schools into charters this year has cast a cloud over one of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s key education programs, but you won’t find school district officials complaining.
Assuming Democrats fail to repeal the program next session, Nevada’s controversial Achievement School District is set to take control of its first schools in time for the 2017 academic year. Charter companies will assume leadership of the struggling public institutions chosen for the ASD. But when, if ever, will they give them back?
Citing a laundry list of concerns about its development and implementation, the Clark County School Board of Trustees filed suit Wednesday against the state regulation that directed a required reorganization of the school district.