The 2013 Nevada Legislature approved a requirement for school districts to report on their web sites information related to class sizes for grades 1, 2 and 3. The information below summarizes the requirements and provides the required report.
Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 388.700 requires for each school quarter of a school year, the ratio in each school district of pupils per licensed teacher designated to teach, on a full‐time basis, in classes where core curriculum is taught in grades 1 and 2, must not exceed 16 to 1, and in grade 3, must not exceed 18 to 1.
In recognition of the significant downturn in the national and state economies, and to allow school districts flexibility in addressing budget shortfalls, Senate Bill No. 522 of the 2013 Legislature, allows a school district to elect to increase the class size by not more than two pupils per teacher to achieve ratios of 18 pupils per teacher in grades 1 and 2, and 21 pupils per teacher in grade 3. Washoe County School District has elected this option.