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Treasurer Taking Public Input On Education Savings Accounts

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada treasurer's office is taking public input on a new program that allows families to use public education money for private school tuition or other educational expenses.

A workshop is scheduled Friday in Las Vegas and Carson City to discuss proposed regulations for education savings accounts, which allows families thousands of dollars per year toward a school of their choice. Nevada lawmakers created the program this spring through SB302.

Many Nevada private schools stand to gain if potential students have a steadier stream of tuition money. But some have raised concerns about unintended consequences.

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They say a rule that requires students be enrolled in public school for 100 days before they're eligible for the money has prompted an exodus of students and could hurt their schools this year.