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.
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.