CARSON CITY, NV – August 19, 2022
This week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak celebrated the first week of school in Carson City and Washoe County to meet students, teachers and staff and discuss the upcoming school year.
“I’m always excited to visit our children and teachers on the first week of school and hear about their hopes for this upcoming school year,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “Our teachers go above and beyond for our kids, so we have to do everything we can to support them. I’m committed to ensuring our students and teachers know that they have support from across the State as they take on the new year.”
On the first day of school, the Governor greeted students and visited classrooms at Fritsch Elementary School in Carson City as they started the school year. Later in the day, the Governor joined Washoe County School District Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield at Vaughn Middle School in Reno to meet teachers, staff and students.
On Thursday, the Governor helped distribute lunch to students at Juniper Elementary School in Sparks, where students will be receiving free breakfast and lunch the entire year. In July, Nevada lawmakers approved $75 million to ensure all students at public schools in the State will receive free meals at school for the 2022-2023 school year.
The Governor also visited Bordewich Bray Elementary School in Carson City to visit a special education classroom and meet with teachers, students and staff to discuss the upcoming year.
This follows up a first week of school in Clark County as well, where Governor Sisolak participated in a Red-Carpet Welcome at Matt Kelly Elementary School where he was joined by other state and local leaders and educators to greet students on the first day, and served free school lunches at Tom Williams Elementary School in North Las Vegas. The Governor also toured Southeast Career Technical Academy, which was recently named one of the best magnet schools in the country.
Governor Sisolak finished the first week back at school in Clark County at Clark High School to join the launch of the Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign with Hope Means Nevada and SilverSummit HealthPlan. The campaign connects people across the state to immediate resources at http://MentalHealthResourcesNV.org.
Pictures from the first week of school in Northern Nevada can be found here.