CARSON CITY, NV – February 06, 2023
Governor Joe Lombardo signed Executive Order 2023-005, which directed the Division of Internal Audits in the Governor’s Finance Office to review Nevada’s 17 public school districts and the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority.
Executive Order 2023-005 calls for the superintendent of each school district and the executive director of the State Public Charter School Authority to submit external, third-party audits to the Governor’s Finance Office by March 1, 2023.
After the external audits are submitted, the Division of Internal Audits in the Governor’s Finance Office will prepare a report that summarizes the findings of its audit review, identifies any deficiencies, and provides recommendations to remedy the identified deficiencies. The report will be submitted to Governor Lombardo by December 29, 2023.
Executive Order 2023-005 follows Governor Lombardo’s State of the State address, where he called for increased transparency and accountability within Nevada’s education system, and the release of NevadaESSER.org, a state website created to inform the public how federal relief dollars are spent by school districts and charter schools across Nevada.