How soon will overcrowding be addressed?

Depending on the area, it may unfortunately take some time. For more than a decade, Washoe County School District faced a lack of funding to build and repair schools. Without adequate funding, schools became increasingly overcrowded and repairs fell further and further behind. Many solutions were proposed, but none succeeded – until November 8, 2016, when voters passed WC-1 with overwhelming support. This measure gives the school district the funding to be able to repair and renovate older schools, build new schools to relieve current overcrowding, and to have adequate classroom space for our community to grow. It will take time to dig out of this hole, but we will be working as hard and as fast as we can to get the work done. We are so thankful to the community for providing this funding.

We’ll continue working to manage current overcrowding, as schools unfortunately cannot be built overnight. In the short term, we will still have select elementary schools on multi-track year-round schedules, and others in overcrowded conditions. But we will be working to address these issues every day. Our goal is to get off of multi-track, and, thanks to this funding, we should be able to avoid double sessions.