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October 2016

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Voting day is near (November 8) and this is a very important question on the ballot.  Here are a few facts that you need to know:

_  6,200 new students are expected in Washoe County in the next 5 years. 

_  Approximately half of the schools currently exceed capacity. 

_  Washoe County schools currently use 229 portables.  (Portable classrooms detached from the school)

_  The district plans to build 15 new schools (9 Elementary, 3 Middle and 3 High Schools). 

_  During the recession, it was proven that the property tax funding method was inadequate.  This proposal (tax increase of .54%) is broad based and more resistant to economic uncertainty. 

_  Voting yes on WC-1 is more than building new schools & repairing existing ones, it's an

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