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Washoe Schools To Get Major Renovations Under $76M Plan

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School Board has approved a $76 million plan to renovate aging schools and expand several campuses.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a list of projects at the recommendation of the School Funding Protection Committee.

The projects to be completed over the next two years include a $23 million addition to Damonte Ranch High School, which is about 350 students over capacity. About $12 million will go toward designing and engineering new schools and about $16 million will fund school repairs and upgrades.

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Funding for the plan will come from an existing property tax increase that was rolled over in 2015 without voter approval, as allowed by the Nevada Legislature under a new law.