ESA regulations are on the move again!

Karen Gray

Good morning all,

ESA regulations are on the move again! As expected, the Legislative Commission's Subcommittee to Review Regulations will consider the ESA regulations this week— Wednesday, December 30 at 10 a.m.

The meeting will take place in Las Vegas at the following location:

Grant Sawyer State Office Building

Room 4401

555 East Washington Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada

Some members of the commission may participate in Carson City, where the meeting will be video conferenced:

Legislative Building

Room 3137

401 South Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in the process at both locations.

Some important facts:

Of most significance, perhaps, is that this will be simply a yea or nay vote. The subcommittee will vote for or against approving the regulations adopted and submitted by Treasurer Schwartz. Those regulations include, among other things, the kindergarten and military exemption.  It is important to recognize that this subcommittee cannot amend, modify or revise the regulations in any way.  Thus, commission members are unable to exempt the 100-day enrollment requirement for private school or homeschool students, or any other student groups. Nor can the subcommittee pass the regulations only in part. It’s all or nothing— yea or nay.

Remember, the Treasurer’s proposed regulations will not become effective until and unless they’re approved by the Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Review Regulations.  So now, as always, it is important to share your position on important issues with lawmakers — whether by testimony in person (my preference), by written testimony or by a phone message.  Nevada’s ESAs still face controversy, so lawmakers need to know you support the ESA program and the regulations adopted by Treasurer Schwartz.

At Wednesday’s meeting, comments on the regulations will be taken during the open public comment period at the beginning of the meeting.  There will not be a separate public hearing for the regulations. Be sure to make your comments at the beginning of the meeting before commissioners vote.

If unable to attend, the meeting can be viewed online via the legislative website

Hope to see you on Wednesday!