2015 Legislative Session Programsand Initiatives Quarterly UpdateOctober 2016

ContentsZOOM Schools (SB405) . 5Victory Schools (SB432) . 8Special Education (SB508 & SB515) . 10Pre-Kindergarten Development Grant Match . 11Full Day Kindergarten . 13Read by Grade Three State Initiative (SB391) . 14Nevada Ready 21 (SB515) . 17Career and Technical Education Funding Summary and Comparisons . 19College and Career Readiness / Advanced Placement . 24Jobs for America’s Graduates (SB515) . 26Great Teaching and Leading Fund (SB474) . 27Teach Nevada Scholarships (SB511) . 29Teacher Incentives (SB511 & SB515) . 30Social Workers in Schools (SWxS) Grant . 32Turnaround Program (SB 92, SB 515) . 34Opportunity Scholarships (AB165) . 36Charter School Harbor Master (SB491) . 38Achievement School District (AB448) . 392

FY 2016 and FY2017 State Funding Allocations by District as of Oct. 2016DistrictZoomVictoryFull DayK***Read by 3NV Ready21TurnaroundSocialWorkerCarson 1,723,363 0 1,796,469 1,479,681 1,935,686 56,993 1,140,531 457,682Churchill 331,311 0 382,993 591,458 0 106,501Clark 78,700,684 41,997,379 51,068,220 14,125,915 10,695,007 1,217,118 10,407,335Douglas 424,825 0 1,025,557 1,082,958 0 0 291,686Elko 1,407,561 2,237,204 2,007,868 884,129 1,121,906 2,994 474,561Esmerelda 18,678 0 56,531 319,806 0 0 0Eureka 9,899 0 28,266 0 0 0 0Humboldt 591,819 199,040 448,255 463,512 0 216,811 186,856Lander 119,671 0 0 215,902 346,881 0 142,840Lincoln 15,644 0 84,797 323,409 0 0 0Lyon 647,685 0 1,709,734 937,046 0 0 535,516Mineral 44,859 0 169,593 108,723 0 168,987 80,960Nye 450,255 213,825 1,285,470 452,815 0 965,299 434,656Pershing 63,693 0 240,373 201,387 0 20,131 0Storey 1,255 0 67,715 0 0 0 0 5,202,330 10,328,320Washoe 13,971,676 4,239,316 0 285,829 745,586White Pine 41,981 0 332,673 533,095 398,881 167,013 72,171 2,210,097State Charters 1,335,141 0 219,656 2,497,322 511,595 996,750TOTAL 99,900,000 49,849,779 73,317,620 25,970,343 17,587,142 3,612,770 15,615,949*Some money was allocated to other organizations such as RPDPs, TFA, UNLV, TNTP, PEF**Some money was allocated to other ARL programs outside of districts*** Not yet updated with FY2017 allocations3GreatTeaching andLeading*Teach NevadaScholarship** 678,220 0 977,285 242,329 118,449 0 0 0 0 236,878 82,470 0 154,453 0 0 973,295 162,111 755,227 4,380,717 0 0 432,000 0 0 0 0 82,800 0 60,000 0 0 0 0 0 791,000 0 0 1,365,800

FY 2016 and FY2017 State Funding Allocations by District as of Oct. 2016 Reimburs’mt*Carson 280,000 46,331Churchill 82,000 17,772Clark 18,423,000 1,703,469Douglas 0 38,318Elko 202,000 62,973Esmerelda 8,000 616Eureka 0 2,774Humboldt 214,000 20,341Lander 54,000 7,191Lincoln 19,000 8,424Lyon 236,000 50,030Mineral 90,000 4,006Nye 436,000 28,456Pershing 12,000 5,856Storey 0 3,390Washoe 2,128,180 383,019White Pine 120,000 8,629State Charters 0 108,227TOTAL 22,304,180 2,499,823*Not yet updated with FY2017 allocationsCTE 995,539 978,232 13,877,613 960,906 712,508 0 12,631 106,767 177,884 366,989 390,023 306,307 116,271 130,381 0 1,954,884 349,517 0 21,436,453College &Career/AP 704,705 215,853 2,974,024 473,661 228,135 0 0 71,935 0 0 196,592 16,296 14,081 0 0 486,165 68,902 1,523,720 6,974,0684GATE* 305,811 14,146 2,708,198 74,893 68,652 0 0 0 0 0 15,811 2,080 0 416 10,402 1,873,978 0 42,855 5,117,241Peer Assist& ReviewJobs forAmerica'sGraduatesTOTALS% ofTotal 0 0 1,000,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,000,000 110,018 15,120 1,205,468 12,703 136,764 0 0 75,545 0 122,841 102,108 103,108 40,295 0 0 938,640 87,247 0 2,949,858 11,253,348 3,193,069 251,512,715 4,627,836 9,665,704 403,632 53,570 2,677,681 1,064,368 1,237,982 4,903,014 1,094,920 4,591,876 674,236 82,762 44,302,218 2,342,221 10,200,591 88%100.00%

ZOOM Schools (SB405)Program DescriptionSenate Bill 405 (SB 405) of the 78th Regular Session expanded programs and services for Englishlearners across the state. The bill became effective July 1, 2015. Through SB 405, significant increasedfunding was appropriated for Clark and Washoe County School Districts to expand the programing atZoom elementary schools and to develop new programs and services to secondary schools during the2015-17 biennium. SB 405 also authorized school districts other than Clark and Washoe and thegoverning body of a charter school to apply to the Department of Education for a grant to provideprograms and services to eligible children who are English learners.For the 2015-16 school year districts submitted their application for SB 405 and NDE reviewed andapproved the applications. Funding for the 2015-17 biennium increased from 50 to 100 million.Districts expanded their programs to new schools in Clark and Washoe and there was an expansion ofservices to all of Nevada’s Zoom districts. Clark County School District has a total of 29 Zoom schoolsand Washoe County School District has a total of 15 Zoom schools. Other Zoom Grant districts (NonWashoe and Clark) expanded to a total of 57 schools utilizing Zoom funding for SB 405 programs.The 2016-17 Zoom applications for SB 405 funds have been reviewed and approved. Clark and Washoeexpanded the number of Zoom elementary and secondary schools with the funds reallocated due to the2015 Legislature approved funding to expand full-day kindergarten statewide. Clark County SchoolDistrict now has a total of 38 Zoom schools and Washoe County School District has a total of 23 Zoomschools.Work CompletedThe following tasks have been implemented in support of SB 405 requirements: The State Board of Education (SBE) approved recommendations for Recruitment and RetentionIncentives as required by SB 405 [Sec 12(a)] (July 21, 2015).Presentation to the Legislative Committee on Education (LCE) occurred on February 10, 2016,providing Zoom updates from Washoe, Clark and NDE.Zoom school monitoring in 2015-16 was completed May 30, 2016.NDE submitted the Zoom School Funding and Program Annual Report to the Legislative CouncilBureau (LCB) and the State Board of Education (SBE) (June 15, 2016).The selected external evaluator, ACS Ventures, submitted a preliminary report on June 30, 2016.To support and further align the SB 405 programs in the state, NDE, Clark and Washoe continue theZoom Collaborative, meeting in Reno, April 22, 2016 and September 23, 2016, to review the ZOOMprogram implementation and student progress.The SB405 Zoom applications for school year 2016-2017 were reviewed and approved between July1, 2016 and September 30, 2016.Expanded the Zoom Grant District Guidance Document to further support districts (Sept. 30, 2016).A Zoom Grant Districts webinar was conducted to assist districts to understand the requirements andalignment to the NDE student outcomes measures (October 4th and 6th, 2016).Highlights Zoom accelerated the English language acquisition, social and emotional development, and thecore academic skills in Pre-Kindergarten programs. There is a significant difference in school readiness of students who attend Zoom Pre-K programsversus students who did not participate in the Zoom Pre-K programs. The positive impact of full-day Kindergarten is evident in the data for students’ readiness for 1stgrade. The language and literacy programs and instructional models had a positive impact on theincreased achievement of cohorts currently in grades 3 through 5 in most schools participating5

since 2013. The cohort of students participating in the Zoom program for the 3 years (20132016) showed higher student achievement in the subsequent grades.The Summer/Intercession Academy reduced learning regression of students participating in theSummer or Intercession Academy as compared to students who did not participate in theSummer/Intercession Academy.High quality targeted professional development with continuous teacher support changedinstructional practices for those working with English learners.Districts receiving Zoom funding are now in the process of including the strategies and programsin their School Performance Plans, in creating a comprehensive school improvement plan.Challenges The recruitment and retention of highly effective teachers in Zoom and other underperformingschools remains a significant barrier to sustained student academic growth and achievement. Funding is needed to provide or expand teacher knowledge and expertise and to buildcollaboration to support English learners. Designing a network structure or collaborative to share knowledge across schools and districts isneeded to create sustainability.Funding Allocations for the Zoom Program (2016-2017)# of EL# of ELZoomStudentsStudentsDistrictAllocationsTested Tested 2015-16SpringSpring 20152016Carson City1385 915,0161362Churchill County276 182,343251Clark County59562 39,350,34261654Douglas County334 220,661344Elko County1119 739,2801126Esmeralda County13 8,58917Eureka County6 3,96410Humboldt County461 304,565484Lander County94 62,10297Lincoln County12 7,92813Lyon County524 346,187508Mineral County14 9,24960Nye County368 243,124349Pershing County47 31,05155SPCSA783 517,2981378Storey County1 6611Washoe County10574 6,985,83811365White Pine County33 21,80234State Totals75606 49,950,000791086ZoomAllocations2016-17 808,347 148,968 39,350,342 204,164 668,281 10,089 5,935 287,254 57,569 7,716 301,498 35,610 207,131 32,642 817,843 594 6,985,838 20,179 49,950,000

Districts other than Clark and Washoe 2015-162016-17EL Count: 3,613,820 3,613,82060895470EL Per Pupil Allocation 660.66Total Allocation: 593.50Next Steps for the Zoom Program:Further tasks to be completed for SB 405 in 2016-2017 are as follows: The 2016 annual report will be submitted to the SBE and the Director of the LCB on February 1,2017 for submittal to the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature.NDE will conduct additional ZOOM webinars to support ZOOM Grant Districts in the reporting andevaluation of their program(s).NDE will continue to monitor and provide technical assistance to districts/schools of Zoomexisting programs and the implementation of new programs.The external evaluator, ACS Ventures, will submit a program outcomes evaluation of findings andrecommendations in the December 2016 report to the legislature.7

Victory Schools (SB432)Program DescriptionThe purpose of the Victory Schools Program is defined in SB 432, Section 1.3: Pupils who live in povertyshould be provided with services and instruction that is designed to address the needs of such pupils sothat each such pupil:(a) Reads at or above the level of the average pupil in third grade before the pupil completes thirdgrade;(b) Is prepared to engage in a rigorous high school curriculum upon completion of eighth grade; and(c) Graduates from high school with the skills and attributes necessary to immediately succeed incollege or a career.Victory Schools are designated based on the criteria in SB 432 Section 2:1, but can be summarized asthe lowest performing schools in the highest poverty areas of Nevada.NDE Year 1 Victory Work: October 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 NDE staff visited all 35 Victory schools during the 2015-16 SY.Victory schools leveraged their funding to add educational personnel, evidence-based programs,wrap-around services, and update technology and programs needed to improve the school’s climate,culture, and student and family engagement.Victory schools used Victory funding for professional development in order to increase teachercapacity in Tier I instruction and data-driven decision making.A Victory Collaborative network was created as a means for the school districts to share information,develop reporting information, and receive consistent technical assistance.o First collaborative meeting was held on December 10, 2015, in Las Vegas, and a secondcollaborative meeting was held in April, 2016.All Desktop Monitoring Forms were completed by the schools and reviewed with the Principals duringeach Victory visit conducted by the NDE Education Programs Professional.A Victory Supplemental Guidance Document for SY 2016-2017 was written to support the Victoryschool districts, which can be found on NDE’s website.2016-17 school year Victory Funding Allocations were established for the Victory schools. Thisinformation can be found in the Victory Supplemental Guidance Document.o Funding allocations were based on the 2015-16 school year Validation Counto Amount per pupil for the 2016-17 school year is 1137.29.NDE Year 2 Victory Work: July 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016 2016-17 Victory budget applications and SPPs were received by June 30, 2016o NDE has reviewed and approved all budget applications and SPPs for alignment to theVictory Strategies as outlined in SB 432.o In order for schools to begin the school year with needed personnel and supplies, conditionalapproval for 50% of the funds were granted to each Victory school district.o All Victory schools now have 100% of their funds approved for the 2016-17 SY.All Victory Schools have turned in the first draft of the Victory report due to NDE and LCE. The NDEVictory EPP is reviewing the draft and providing editing marks for revisions. Final Victory Reportrevisions are due back to NDE by Nov. 9, 2017 to merge into one unified report and turn into LCE onNov. 30, 2016.8

Victory School Funding for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 School YearsDistrictSchoolClarkAgassi ESBooker ESDesert Rose HSFitzgerald ESHollingsworth ESInnovations ESJeffers ESKelly ESLake ESLong ESLowman ESManch ESElkoOwyhee ESOwyhee HSHumboldt McDermitt ESNyeAmargosa Valley ESWashoeBailey Charter ESBooth ES2015-162016-17AmountAmount 538,013.85 529,977.14 590,336.55 567,507.71 489,103.50 357,109.06 490,240.95 536,800.88 742,754.85 755,160.56 617,635.35 685,785.87 1,057,828.50 1,054,267.83 357,159.30 387,815.89 919,059.60 931,440.51 940,671.15 920,067.61 914,509.80 973,520.24 917,922.15 192,229.05 72,796.80 80,758.95 103,507.95 326,448.15 486,828.60 924,616.77 213,810.52 75,061.14 77,335.72 110,317.13 341,187.00 492,446.579School2015-162016-17AmountAmountMcCall ES 506,165.25 477,661.80Monaco MS 1,622,003.70 1,569,460.20Reid ES 17,061.75 14,784.77Smith MS 1,085,127.30 1,036,071.19Snyder ES 1,064,653.20 1,065,640.73Sunrise Acres ES 938,396.25 993,991.46Valley HS 3,214,433.70 3,385,712.33Vegas Verdes ES 617,635.35 660,765.49West Prep Acad 526,639.35 471,975.35West Prep Sec 1,538,969.85 1,556,950.01Williams Wendell ES 389,007.90 351,422.61Woolley ESWest Wendover MSWest Wendover ESMcDermitt MSHug HSNatchez ES 849,675.15 176,304.75 660,858.45 17,061.75 843,869.18 155,808.73 690,335.03 23,883.09 1,586,742.75 201,328.65 1,572,872.07 194,476.59

Special Education (SB508 & SB515)SB 515 and SB 508 together repealed the Special Education Unit Funding and instead requires pupilswith disabilities to be funded in accordance with a funding multiplier calculated by the Department.SB508 states that the Department shall calculate the multiplier by dividing the total enrollment ofstudents with disabilities by the money appropriated for such pupils in FY2017 ( 168,125,519) and thatenrollment must not exceed 13% of total student enrollment for a school district or charter school.For FY2017, there are a total of 54,114 special education students enrolled in public schools. Theaverage per pupil is 3,034 (ranging from 2,968 - 9,090), which can be expressed as multiplier of 0.53of the basic state guarantee.SB508 also created the Contingency Account for Special Education Services in the State General Fund,and SB515 appropriated 5 million to the account for FY2017. The State Board of Education (SBE) isrequired to adopt regulations for the application, approval and disbursement of money commencing withthe 2016-17 school year to reimburse school districts and charter schools for extraordinary programexpenses and related services which aren't ordinarily present in typical special education service anddelivery systems at a public school, are associated with implementing an IEP to a student with significantdisabilities, and the costs which exceed the total funding available to the district or charter school for thepupil. A workshop for these regulations was held on February 1, 2016, and the SBE approved theregulations on June 16, 2016.10

Pre-Kindergarten Development Grant MatchProgram DescriptionThe purpose of the Pre-kindergarten Development Grant (PDG) is to support states to build, develop,and expand voluntary high-quality preschool programs for children from low- and moderate-incomefamilies. Development grants are for states that currently serve less than 10% of four-year-olds and havenot received a Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant. The following is an overview of the firstyear of the grant and an overview of year 2 priorities.Federal and State MatchYear 1 Federal Award 6,405,860 Year 2 Federal Award 11,031,983Year 1 State Match 2,135,288 Year 2 State Match 4,727,993Total 8,541,148Total 15,759,976EnrollmentDuring the 2015/16 school year, NDE worked with seven sub-grantees in five high needs communities toexpand the number of children participating in high-quality pre-k programs. In year 1 of the grant, 782 4year-olds were enrolled in 27 different sites. The count date for year 2 of the grant is December 1, 2016,but it is anticipated that 1780 4-year olds will be served in 54 different sites.Lyon County School District 1,377,955Nye County School District 1,272,35540State Public Charter School Authority 660,32055Community Services Agency 168,230Washoe County School District 796,090NV Division of Public and BehavioralHealth (wrap-around services)Children's Cabinet (QRIS Coaches)TOTALS7640TOTAL ImprovedSlots40Funded with PDGand Existing StatePreschool fundsImprovedSlotsTOTAL NewSlots 1,818,030 660,980SlotsFunded with PDGand other funds(not Head Start)Churchill County School DistrictUnited Way of Southern NVFunded with PDGand Head StartfundsYear 1 SubgrantAwardsSub-grantee NameNewFunded only withPDG fundsYear 16060156804646929240806565152152369369553636 517,935 200,000 7,471,895171116126413AccomplishmentsThe Office of Early Learning and Development has worked with our partners at The Children’s Cabinet toprovide coaching for quality improvements and wrap around services for children and families in need.We continue to collaborate with sub-grantees to ensure the highest quality programming and mostefficient use of funds. The program provides direct support from NDE staff, coordination andcollaboration with the QRIS program, and professional development opportunities to address the sharedneeds of our sub-grantees including learning for leaders and establishing Communities of Practice.11

Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA)Curriculum Associates Brigance Screens III has been selected as Nevada’s KEA. The screener will beadministered on a limited basis the 2016-17 school year with statewide implementation the 2017-18school year.B-3 ContractWe have contracted with Turning Point Inc. to assist in development of a comprehensive birth to 3rdgrade system plan. The contract has been approved by the Board of Examiners and work will begin inNovember, 2016.Guidance DocumentA guidance document has been developed and disseminated in order to clearly communicate NevadaReady! Pre-K requirements and expectations to sub-grantees and providers.Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) District ModelThe QRIS model is in full implementation in all Nevada Ready! Pre-K sites beginning in the 2016/17school year. The first pre-k program ratings will be available July 2017.Professional Development for Program LeadersNDE is partnering with TNTP, a non-profit agency to offer the Leadership Series to Early ChildhoodEducation program leaders across the state. The purpose of this Leadership Series is to supportprogram leaders in developing teachers and improving their teaching practices, which will strengthen thelearning outcomes for the children in their care. This work builds the capacity of community-basedproviders to effectively implement Nevada Ready Pre-K programs. In addition, we are partnering with thestatewide Regional Professional Development Programs to build the capacity of leaders to use theNevada Educator Performance Framework within the pre-k setting.Community of Practice for Sub-granteesSub-grantees will meet quarterly with the Nevada Ready! Pre-K team to discuss successes androadblocks. In addition, the community will participate in book studies around best practices. At the firstCommunity of Practice, we reviewed program processes and procedures. The second Community ofPractice will focus on inclusion. PDG staff has collaborated with the Office of Special Education inplanning and implementing this session.T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Nevada Scholarship ProgramPDG funds will be used to provide T.E.A.C.H scholarships in order to recruit and retain highly qualifiedteachers in PDG classrooms – an on-going challenge. Use of T.E.A.C.H scholarships will require acommitment to serve in a PDG classroom for the life of the grant.Data SystemThe Nevada Ready! Pre-K Data Management Analyst has reviewed the current state of the EarlyChildhood Education (ECE) database and determined that, in addition to remaining without technicalalignment to K-12 systems, the system has reached the end of its technical lifecycle. Based on theexpected timeframe for any transition from the current ECE system to an integrated, aligned solution,three conclusions have been reached: (1) the current ECE system must be replaced, however thetimeframe for such replacement requires its continuous use during the transitional period; (2) whileannual modifications and maintenance to the ECE system are required, no investment in newfunctionalities should be made; and (3) the upgraded path for early childhood data must be determined,and preparations made for the ultimate transition.12

Full Day KindergartenProgram DescriptionSB515, Section 30, seeks to complete the work of making full-day kindergarten (FDK) available at all schoolswithout the need for tuition-based programs. The intent of the Governor and the Legislature was to complete aphased approach to expanding FDK in the second year of the biennium, however, it was optional for schools tooffer FDK the first year of the biennium. Districts have made the decision about which schools have priority forState-funded FDK in the first year.2015-2016 FDK FundingDistrictCarson hite PineState CharterTotalFY16 TotalAllocation 1,796,469 457,682 50,474,643 1,025,557 2,007,868 56,531 28,266 448,255 0 84,797 1,709,734 169,593 1,285,470 240,373 67,715 9,893,570 332,673 2,181,831 73,289,35413

Read by Grade Three State Initiative (SB391)Program DescriptionSB 391, Nevada’s Read by Grade Three Act, became effective on July 1, 2015. The program is designedto dramatically improve student achievement by ensuring that all students will be able to read proficientlyby the end of the 3rd grade. SB 391 requires all school districts and governing bodies of charter schoolsto develop locally based literacy plans aimed at improving the literacy of all K-3rd grade students. Thisstatute also requires every K-3 site to designate a Reading learning strategist to oversee literacy-basedprofessional learning activities for the K-4 educators.Regulatory and Assessment UpdateUnder SB 391 all public and charter K-3 programs are required to utilize a set of reading assessmentsthat have been approved by the Nevada State Board of Education “through regulation”. In June, 2016the State Board unanimously approved regulations for a common set of K-3 reading assessments underRead by Grade 3. Two assessment tools were adopted. The Brigance III Kindergarten Entry Assessment(Curriculum Associates) was approved to serve as the required kindergarten entry assessment. TheMeasures of Academic Progress (MAP) (Northwest Evaluation Association) was approved to serve asthe Read by Grade 3 reading assessment. MAP will be used from the mid-point of kindergarten throughthe end of third grade. These assessments will be implemented during the 2017-2018 school year.Also during the June, 2016 meeting, the State Board also adopted regulations outlining the specific rolesand responsibilities required of the Read by Grade 3 learning strategists. A required professionaldevelopment curriculum for both the learning strategists and the K-4 educators was also adopted. InSeptember, 2016, these regulations were presented to the Nevada State Legislative Commission onRegulation for approval.Awarded Programs UpdateSB 391 also requires NDE to distribute Read by Grade Three funds through a formal competitive grantprocess. The Phase I component of Read by Grade 3 funded ten different programs throughout the stateduring the 2015-2016 academic year, in which a total of 4.8 million dollars was expended. Phase IIawards were announced in June of 2016, in which 23 applications were funded. A total of 22,250,574was allocated across these programs for the 2016-2017 year.Phase I Funding Allocations (2015-2016)Awarded Applicant1. Carson City School District2. Churchill County School District3. Clark County School District4. Douglas County School District5. Elko County School District6. Lyon County School District7. Mater Academy of Nevada8. Odyssey Charter School of Nevada9. Washoe County School District10.White Pine County School DistrictTOTALAmount Funded ( ) 400,000.00 191,222.73 2,261,135.38 277,332.11 100,995.40 274,475.38 139,656.00 80,000.00 1,000,000.00 154,672.00 4,879,489.0014

Phase II Funding Allocations (2016-2017)Awarded ApplicantAmount Funded ( )1. Carson City School District2. Churchill Co. School District3. Clark County School District4. Doral Academy 1,079,680.69 191,770.49 11,864,779.77 81,375.005. Douglas County School District6. Elko County School District7. Honors Academy of Literature8. Humboldt Co. School District9. Lyon County School District10. Mater Academy of Nevada11. Nevada Virtual Academy12. Oasis Academy13. Odyssey Charter School14. Pinecrest Academy of NevadaRural Nevada Consortium:15. Esmeralda Co. School District16. Lander County School District17. Lincoln County School District18. Mineral County School District19. Nye County School District20. Pershing Co. School District21.Somerset Academy of LV22. Washoe County School District23. White Pine Co. School DistrictTOTAL 805,625.49 783,134.00 106,805.00 463,512.45 937,046.40 272,400.00 11,412.00 72,135.00 136,943.00 105,600.00 45,331.06 215,901.60 323,408.84 108,723.11 452,814.50 201,386.52 373,050.00 3,239,316.20 378,422.88 22,250,574.00Nevada’s twenty-three Read by Grade 3 funded programs began full implementation at the start of theschool year. Final budgets were established and approved by NDE. Initial activities included hiring ofRead by Grade 3 personnel, purchasing reading and intervention curriculum and intervention materials,and offering professional development for the K-3 educators.Per SB 391, all kindergarten students were initially screened in Reading within the first 30 days.Programs then identified their “struggling readers” (students not performing at a proficient level on thescreener). Programs also identified their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade struggling readers. Within thirty days ofthis identification, all programs disseminated “official letters of notification" to the parents and/or legalguardians” of identified struggling readers. These letters informed the parents of their child’s difficultiesand measures that would be taken to support his/her literacy acquisition. Per SB 391, within 30 days ofthe parent notification process, each program created an individualized progress monitoring plan foreach o

Scholarship** Carson . 1,723,363 0 1,796,469 1,479,681 1,935,686 56,993 1,140,531 678,220 0 . Churchill . . For the 2015-16 school year districts submitted their application for SB 405 and NDE reviewed and approved the applications. Funding for the 2015-17 biennium increased from 50 to 100 million.