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Millions Set Aside To Reimburse Teachers

(Carson City, NV) — Nevada teachers could be reimbursed up to $100 a year for school supplies they purchase for their students under a bill introduced in the Nevada Senate.

SB240 was introduced Tuesday by Republican Minority Leader Michael Roberson of Henderson. The bill has a list of co-sponsors from both parties.

The bill sets aside $2.5 million in each of the next two years for to create the Teachers’ School Supplies Reimbursement Account.

Money would be apportioned to school districts around the state based on the number of teachers they have.

Teachers could then submit claims for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses.

Another bill also introduced Tuesday would give companies and casinos tax breaks for donating money to organizations that provide grants for K-12 students to attend schools of their choice.

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