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Superintendent Thanks Sandoval For Proposal

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County School District officials are thanking Gov. Brian Sandoval for his proposal asking the Nevada Legislature to provide additional state funding to help the district avoid budget cuts affecting students and teachers.

Sandoval on Saturday called on the Legislature to provide so-called "bridge funding" of an unspecified amount to provide the district time to reconsider its next two budgets in light of a newly projected reduction in state funding.

District Superintendent Traci Davis says she's grateful to Sandoval and that she hopes lawmakers will approve Sandoval's funding proposal.

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District officials have said they were shocked to learn in the past week that a new state funding formula would result in district shortfalls of at least $6.6 million in each of each of the next two fiscal years.