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Nevada Governor Begins Donating Salary To Public Schools

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is donating his paycheck to the state's public schools.

Sisolak's office said Wednesday the Democratic governor wrote a check to a gift fund for the Nevada Department of Education. Sisolak plans to donate his pay every quarter and his first check Wednesday was for $24,654.79.

The governor says he wants to show his commitment to improving education in the state.

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He and First Lady Kathy Sisolak have asked the state Education Department to evenly distribute the money to Title 1 schools, which have higher populations of students from low-income families.

The governor's office says each school will receive at least a one-time donation of $1,000.