Governor Steve Sisolak releases video message to families, school staff ahead of first day of school

Governor Sisolak to participate in back-to-school activities in Clark County starting Monday, August 8

CARSON CITY, NV – August 04, 2022

Governor Steve Sisolak released a video message ahead of the first day of school across the State of Nevada and provided updates on State work to ensure a smooth start for families, educators and school staff.

“As educators and students head back into classrooms, I want to take a moment to wish all Nevadans a successful start to this school year,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “I know there have been challenges – and I want to reassure families and schools that we are working hard to make sure every child in every classroom in every community gets a great education. That goal has never wavered since I’ve been in office and it never will.”

The Governor’s full video message can be found here.

Nevada has taken several steps to ensure a successful 2022-2023 school year. This year, no child will have to worry about their school meals. The State of Nevada is covering the cost of school lunches at all Nevada public schools with American Rescue Plan dollars.

The State is investing $200 million toward helping students get caught up on learning loss during the pandemic and the State is also investing in teacher recruitment by providing nearly 4,000 future educators with stipends and tuition assistance.


The Governor will participate in back-to-school events starting Monday, August 8 for Clark County’s first week, including:  

  • Monday, August 8: Red Carpet Welcome at Matt Kelly Elementary Community School*The Governor will be joined by Lt. Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead and other community leaders.

  • Thursday, August 11: Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign Kick Off*The Governor will join two local organizations to kick off a new youth suicide prevention campaign. The State continues to invest resources into suicide prevention, including the recent launch of the 9-8-8 hotline.

Please RVSP for more details including times and locations.



Meghin Delaney
Communications Director