A move to put more computers in classrooms is one of the educational programs that would be eliminated in Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn’s proposed budget for the next two years.
In 1997, as part of former Gov. Bob Miller’s school upgrade efforts, $27 million was budgeted for a multi-year plan to put a computer in every classroom. Another $8.6 million was approved for training, repair, and maintenance of the computers.
But there’s no money in Guinn’s proposed budget to continue the purchases next year.
Guinn also has eliminated a $2 million-a-year “School to Careers” program started in 1995, and cut the budget for student proficiency testing from $4.4 million to $1.1 million a year.
Despite the cuts, the Guinn administration says school aid is getting a bigger share of the state’s budget than any time in the last 10 years.