LAS VEGAS (AP) — An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing Nevada to put more money into classrooms.
A civil complaint filed Wednesday in state court in Carson City accuses state education officials of chronically under-funding overcrowded and low-performing public schools.
The lawsuit is backed by the Educate Nevada Now advocacy group. It declares education a basic state constitutional right and calls current budgeting insufficient to ensure classroom success.
The filing comes a year ahead of the 2021 Nevada Legislature and seven weeks after the union representing Las Vegas-area teachers announced a pair of initiative drives aimed at raising state casino and sales taxes to fund schools.