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Public Schools Week starts tomorrow

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A group of non-partisan and volunteer parents, educators, administrators and concerned citizens has organized Parent Leaders for Education with a goal of advocating for the support of education as a top priority in the upcoming Nevada State Legislature.

Their first order of business was to establish Jan. 10-14 as Public Schools Week and to receive proclamations for the week in the cities of Reno and Sparks. Representatives from the group will attend the city council meeting in Sparks on Monday at 2 p.m. and the city council meeting in Reno on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at noon to recognize the proclamations.

Public Schools Week will include school-based open houses and Q&A with invited Nevada Assembly and Senate legislators and other invited guests. Schools hosting the open houses during Public Schools Week, generally between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., include the following elementary schools:

Caughlin Ranch
Mt. Rose
Hidden Valley

Parent Leaders for Education volunteers have spoken with and will soon speak with the mayors of Reno and Sparks, the state treasurer’s office, representatives from the governor’s office, federal representatives and other key influencers in the state budget process.

Once the Nevada Legislature convenes, Parent Leaders for Education volunteers expect to attend sub- and committee meetings and key sessions of the Legislature to highlight that constituents support education and they vote.

For more information, please visit www.EducationPriority1.org.

Parent Leaders for Education is supportive of but not associated with any county school districts, educational forums, lobbyists or other voter organizations.

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