CARSON CITY — In a letter to Senator Barbara Cegavske, Chair of Nevada’s P-16 Advisory Council, Governor Brian Sandoval supported the Council’s recommendations for the creation of a statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) and advised the Council on his thoughts for implementation. Governor Sandoval originally convened the Council via an Executive Order in October of 2011.
“I commend the Council for developing a set of recommendations that is based on a high level of cross-agency collaboration and I thank them for their hours of research and dedication to our state’s children,” Governor Sandoval said. “The Council’s work related to the development of Nevada’s SLDS is critical to education in our state. I am committed to providing leadership and support to this project, and my staff will continue to assist Senator Cegavske and the Council on this important project.”
Along with supporting the recommendations, Sandoval asked the P-16 Advisory Council to convene a data governance committee to establish a cross-agency data governance structure. Sandoval also notified the Council chair that he has submitted a bill draft request for the 2013 Legislative Session that will propose the expansion of the P-16 Council to include representatives of, among others, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation as well as grant the Council policy authority for the state’s SLDS.
Additionally, Sandoval informed the Council he will submit a budget appropriation bill during the 2013 Session that allocates funds to support the development of Nevada’s SLDS, though it is unclear precisely to what extent the State will be able to financially support the development of the state’s SLDS at this preliminary stage.
Governor Brian Sandoval, Nevada’s 30th Governor, focuses his administration on economic development, education and an open and responsible government. A member of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Republican Governors Association, Sandoval is Vice-Chair of NGA’s Health and Homeland Security Committee and Chair-elect of the Education Commission of the States. For more information, visit gov.nv.gov.