RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Washoe County parents packed the gym at Bishop Manogue High School Tuesday night in search of answers about the State’s proposed Education Savings Accounts. State leaders, including Grant Hewitt with the Nevada Treasurer’s Office, answered questions from parents.
How the accounts work has been confusing for many parents. The voucher-style program approved last year by state lawmakers allows parents to claim their child’s per-pupil state education funds and use it toward private schooling.
The program, passed by the State Legislature last year, has temporarily been put on hold because of an outstanding lawsuit which claims the program unconstitutionally diverts money away from public schools. But, that doesn’t mean parents are shying away from applying.