Governor unveils education gift certificate

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Jim Gibbons today unveiled the Education Gift Certificate program, which he first announced during his State of the State address on Feb. 8, 2010.

“These are hard times for all of us. The Education Gift Certificate is for anyone who wants to be able to help teachers by contributing directly to their salaries,” Gibbons said. “No administrative costs come from your contribution, and funds will be put directly into teacher salaries.”

To get an Education Gift Certificate, simply visit any DMV office or download one from the home page of the State of Nevada web site, http://nv.gov, or the governor’s Web site, http://gov.state.nv.us.

Education Gift Certificates are sent directly to the Nevada Department of Education and deposited into the Education Gift Fund established in Nevada Revised Statutes 385.095, and will not be used for any purpose other than funding teacher salaries.

Education comprises 54 percent of Nevada’s General Fund budget. For K-12 education, reports indicate as much as 85 percent of school district funds to teacher salaries.

“While many Nevadans are struggling to make ends meet, there are some Nevadans who can afford to help Nevada by helping our education system,” Gibbons said. “I hope those who can afford to contribute will step forward and be a part of the solution by helping our hardworking teachers.”

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