- Associated Press - Saturday, June 3, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County School District officials say they’re surprised to learn that a new state school funding formula will result in what the superintendent calls a “significant shortfall” of at least $6.6 million in each of each of the next two years.

According to Superintendent Traci Davis, the Reno-area district is set to receive the lowest per pupil funding amount in the state.

Davis says district officials are working with the state Nevada Department of Education to try to resolve the issue, which she says is the result of a miscalculation.

The state disputes that characterization and says slow enrollment growth and increased local property taxes appear to be the causes of the changes in the district’s state funding.

Gov. Brian Sandoval says his office is reviewing the situation.

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