Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is making good on a campaign promise to donate his salary to education.
His net salary will be donated to the Nevada Department of Education’s Education Gift Fund and distributed to each of Nevada’s Title 1 schools to pay for the purchase of necessary school supplies needed for instruction.
Title 1 schools have larger percentages of economically disadvantaged children.
Sisolak wrote the following to the Nevada State Board of Education:
“With this letter, I ask that for each fiscal quarter for my current four-year term as Nevada governor, you evenly distribute this salary donation to Nevada’s Title 1 schools in amounts equal to $1,000 per school, donating to different schools each quarter, so that over the course of four years, each school receives $1,000. Any remaining fund beyond that amount should be distributed evenly to all Title 1 schools.”
There are currently 416 Title 1 schools in Nevada.
The Clark County School District released this statement after learning of the donation:
“The Clark County School District thanks Governor Steve Sisolak for donating his salary to our schools that serve some of our neediest students, who have been historically under-served and under-resourced.”