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ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

Nevada law allows extremely gifted pupils to obtain early admission to university studies by participating in an accelerated program of education. A university school for gifted pupils is a school that is located on the campus of a university within the Nevada System of Higher Education and provides a full-time alternative program of education for profoundly gifted pupils. The Nevada Board of Regents stipulates that college credit may be granted for the satisfactory completion of an Advanced Placement exam with scores of 3, 4, or 5 and a satisfactory essay for English. With an objective test score of 5 on the English examination and a satisfactory essay, six credits may be granted. With respect to dual/concurrent enrollment, the Nevada Board of Regents policy states that high school juniors and seniors may be admitted and enroll in a Nevada System of Higher Education college or university. High school students below the junior level who are identified as academically gifted by the school district and recommended by the high school principal will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for enrollment status in credit courses. Nevada statute stipulates that a high school student who successfully completes a course offered by a community college or university in the state must be allowed to apply the credit to the credits required for high school graduation. (Last updated 2008)

Advanced Placement / Advanced Standing

Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.010 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.020 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.030 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.040 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.050 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.060 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.070 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.073 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.080 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.083 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.085 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.090 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.100 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.103 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.105 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.107 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nev. Rev. Stat. 392A.110 - Profoundly Gifted Pupils; University Schools for Profoundly Gifted Pupils
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 24 - Community College Grades and Examinations

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment

Nev. Rev. Stat. 389.160 - Credit Toward Graduation from High School for Courses Taken at Community College or University
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 8 - Early Admissions and Enrollment Policy for Secondary Students
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ADULT LEARNERS

The Nevada Department of Education oversees the state's adult education program, within which there are three specific programs. The Adult Basic Education program and the English as a Second Language program both take place in community and faith-based organizations as well as community colleges throughout the state. In contrast, the Adult High School program is offered in multiple school districts in Nevada and in the Department of Corrections facilities. Adult students can earn a high school diploma after earning necessary credits and passing proficiency exams through the Adult High School Program. State statute (Neb. Rev. Stat. 389.674) allows adult students to receive credit toward completion of an adult high school program for coursework or experiences outside the adult high school program. According to state statute (Neb. Rev. Stat. 388.676) in Nevada, prison inmates can reduce their sentence by earning a GED or by completing the Adult High School program that is conducted jointly by the local detention facility and neighboring school district. The Adult High School Reporting System is the accountability system for the state-funded, district-administered Adult High School Education Program. (Last updated 2013)

Adult Learners, Academic Policy

Nev. Rev. Stat. 385.110 - State Board to Prescribe and Cause Enforcement of Courses of Study for Public Schools, Exception
Nev. Rev. Stat. 389.160 - Credit Toward Graduation from High School for Courses Taken at Community College or University
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 24 - Community College Grades and Examinations

Adult Learners, Funding

Nev. Rev. Stat. 387.123 - Count of Pupils for Apportionment, Uniform Regulations for Counting Enrollment and Attendance, Regulations for Maximum Pupil-Teacher Ratio, Exception from Maximum Ratio for Certain Schools and Programs

Credit for Prior Learning

Military/Veterans Education

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.544 - Waiver of Fees for Members of Nevada National Guard; Eligibility for Waiver; Verification of Membership in Guard; Reimbursement upon Failure of Recruit to enter Guard
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.5442 - Waiver of Fees for Child, Widow or Widower of Person Killed while Performing Duties as Member of Nevada National Guard; Eligibility; Verification of Membership in Guard
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.5445 - Waiver of Fees for Spouse or Child of Member of Armed Forces who is Identified as Prisoner of War or Missing in Action; Eligibility; Verification of Status

Reverse Transfer/Transfer Back

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.568 - Automatic Transfer of Credits Earned at Community College toward Degree at State College or University; Appeal by Student if Credit Denied
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.568 states that all credits earned by a student while enrolled at a community college within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) must automatically transfer to a baccalaureate program. Amended in 2005, the law further states that any student who completes an A.A. degree in the NSHE shall be deemed to have completed the course of study required of a sophomore and will be accepted as junior at the receiving four-year institution. NSHE policy also allows for all baccalaureate level courses to be transferable between institutions, and states that a student who receives an associate transferable degree has met all lower-division general education requirements. NSHE created an Articulation Board in 1974 to review and evaluate articulation in the state and formulate new policies as necessary. The board reports to the chancellor and facilitates communication and collaboration among faculty members, and committees comprised of institutional representatives from all sectors of public higher education. All identical baccalaureate level courses within NSHE institutions must have common numbers to ensure smooth transfer for students. (Last Updated 2011)

Common Course Numbering

Comprehensive Initiative

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.568 - Automatic Transfer of Credits Earned at Community College toward Degree at State College or University; Appeal by Student if Credit Denied
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 2 - New Campus and Branch Campus Instructional Sites
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 2 - General Policy on the Recruitment, Admission and Retention of Students

General Education Core

K-12 / Postsecondary Curriculum Alignment

New Delivery Systems to Increase Access to Underserved Populations (Technology, Distance Learning, Learning Centers)

Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 2 - New Campus and Branch Campus Instructional Sites

P-20/P-16 Councils

Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.010 - P-16 Advisory Council: Definitions
Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.015 - P-16 Advisory Council: Council Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.020 - P-16 Advisory Council: System Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.025 - P-16 Advisory Council: Legislative Declaration
Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.030 - P-16 Advisory Council: Creation; Membership; Terms; Vacancies
Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.035 - P-16 Advisory Council: Meetings; Compensation of Members; Administrative Support and Other Assistance
Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.040 - P-16 Advisory Council: Powers and Duties
Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.045 - P-16 Advisory Council: Annual Report

Standards for Admission, Promotion or Graduation

Nev. Rev. Stat. 389.0175 - High School Proficiency Examination: Establishment of Statewide Program for Preparation of Pupils to Take Examination; Compliance with Program Required of School Districts and Certain Schools; Use of Additional Materials and Information.
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.560 - Diploma of Graduation; Determination of Completion of Full Course of Study Required for Diploma.
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 17 - University Requirements for Graduation
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 18 - University Admission for Graduate Programs
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 19 - Community College Admission - General Policy
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 20 - Community College Admission of International Students
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 21 - Community College Admission to Advanced Standing
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 25 - Community College Requirements for Graduation
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 26 - Community College Certificate and Degree Requirements
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 27 - State College Admission - General Policy
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 28 - State College - Admission Requirements
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 29 - State College - Admission to Advanced Standing
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 3 - High School Course Requirements for University Admission
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 37 - State College Requirements for Graduation
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 4 - Requirements for Admission to the Universities
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 5 - University Admission - General Policy
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 6 - Simultaneous Admissions to the Universities
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 7 - Student Military Mobilization/Activation for NSHE Institutions
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 8 - Early Admissions and Enrollment Policy for Secondary Students
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 9 - University Admission of Foreign Students

Statewide Articulation Guides

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.568 - Automatic Transfer of Credits Earned at Community College toward Degree at State College or University; Appeal by Student if Credit Denied

Transfer Agreements

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.568 - Automatic Transfer of Credits Earned at Community College toward Degree at State College or University; Appeal by Student if Credit Denied
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

Nevada maintains a fairly comprehensive longitudinal data system for K-12 that is linked to higher education data systems. Nevada Board of Regents policy establishes an accountability system whereby institutions are directed to provide periodic follow-up information on cost estimates and enrollment projections provided in the program proposal process. As instructed by the legislature, the system issues an annual accountability report that contains a "reconciliation" schedule of the legislative Approved Budget to the Regents' Approved Budget for each appropriation area of the System. The reconciliation schedule shows the campuses' allocation and budgeting of funds from the maintenance and enhancement decision units to the appropriate functional areas of the Board of Regents' approved operating budget. (Last updated 2008)

Development of Improved Information Systems

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.531 - Students; Tuition; Graduation and Diplomas - Report Concerning Academic Programs, Completion of Degree and Certificate Programs and Employment within Field of Study; Submission to Legislature
Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.025 - P-16 Advisory Council; Legislative Declaration
Nev. Rev. Stat. 400.040 - P-16 Advisory Council; Powers and Duties

Performance Based Measures for K-12

Nev. Rev. Stat. 385.3469 - Contents of Annual Report of Accountability for State Board; Public Dissemination of Report; Notice of Availability on Internet.
Nev. Rev. Stat. 385.347 - Program of Accountability for School Districts; Contents of Annual Report of Accountability; Public Dissemination of Report; Notice of Availability on Internet
Nev. Rev. Stat. 385.3613 - Annual Determination of Adequate Yearly Progress for Public Schools
Nev. Rev. Stat. 389.550 - Administration of Criterion-referenced Examinations

Performance Based Measures for Postsecondary

Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 5 - Review of New and Existing Academic Programs
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 24 - Community College Grades and Examinations

Reporting Systems that Address Student Transition or Provide Feedback to High Schools

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.531 - Students; Tuition; Graduation and Diplomas - Report Concerning Academic Programs, Completion of Degree and Certificate Programs and Employment within Field of Study; Submission to Legislature
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EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


Anti-discrimination

Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 3 - General Policy of the Board of Regents on Equal Employment Opportunity

Laws and Referenda

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.530 - Discrimination in Admission Prohibited
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FINANCE

Needs Data

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.540 - Charges for Tuition; Free Tuition

Capping or Reducing Tuition

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.542 - Students; Tuition; Graduation and Diplomas - Regents Authorized to Adjust Tuition, Registration and Other Fees Based Upon Demand or Costs; Establishment of Program for Scholarships and Reduced Fees for Economically Disadvantaged Students; Annual Report to Legislature

Fee-Specific Policies

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.542 - Students; Tuition; Graduation and Diplomas - Regents Authorized to Adjust Tuition, Registration and Other Fees Based Upon Demand or Costs; Establishment of Program for Scholarships and Reduced Fees for Economically Disadvantaged Students; Annual Report to Legislature
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.547 - Student Government; Establishment; Approval of Bylaws; Fees
Nev. Rev. Stat. 397.0615 - Support Fee to be Provided to Chosen Student; Percentage of Fee to be Repaid
Nev. Rev. Stat. 397.0617 - Condition to Receipt of Support Fee: Requirement that Certain Students Practice Profession in Medically Underserved Areas; Waiver of Loan for Compliance with Condition; Assessment of Default Charge for Noncompliance
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 14 - Fees for Community Service and Continuing Education Programs
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 7 - Tuition and Fees, University of Nevada School of Medicine
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 8 - Tuition and Fees, William S. Boyd School of Law Students
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 9 - Tuition and Fees, UNLV School of Dental Medicine

Reciprocity Agreements

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.543 - Reciprocal Agreement with Another State for Full or Partial Waiver of Tuition
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.560 - Diploma of Graduation; Determination of Completion of Full Course of Study Required for Diploma.

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.540 - Charges for Tuition; Free Tuition
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.542 - Students; Tuition; Graduation and Diplomas - Regents Authorized to Adjust Tuition, Registration and Other Fees Based Upon Demand or Costs; Establishment of Program for Scholarships and Reduced Fees for Economically Disadvantaged Students; Annual Report to Legislature
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.543 - Reciprocal Agreement with Another State for Full or Partial Waiver of Tuition
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.544 - Waiver of Fees for Members of Nevada National Guard; Eligibility for Waiver; Verification of Membership in Guard; Reimbursement upon Failure of Recruit to enter Guard
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.5442 - Waiver of Fees for Child, Widow or Widower of Person Killed while Performing Duties as Member of Nevada National Guard; Eligibility; Verification of Membership in Guard
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.5445 - Waiver of Fees for Spouse or Child of Member of Armed Forces who is Identified as Prisoner of War or Missing in Action; Eligibility; Verification of Status
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.545 - Payment of Fees and Expenses of Dependent Child of Police or Highway Patrol Officer, Fireman or Volunteer Ambulance Driver or Attendant Killed in Line of Duty or Service; Creation of Trust Fund for Education of Dependent Children
Nev. Rev. Stat. 397.0615 - Support Fee to be Provided to Chosen Student; Percentage of Fee to be Repaid
Nev. Rev. Stat. 397.0617 - Condition to Receipt of Support Fee: Requirement that Certain Students Practice Profession in Medically Underserved Areas; Waiver of Loan for Compliance with Condition; Assessment of Default Charge for Noncompliance
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 9 - Financial Aid: Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship: Policy and Procedures

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

Nev. Rev. Stat. 394.449 - Commission on Postsecondary Education; Private Postsecondary Educational Institutions: Requirements of Policy for Refunds by Institutions
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 10 - Tuition Charges, University Studies Abroad Consortium
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 11 - Tuition Charges, Fort Valley State College Course
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 6 - Registration Fees and Non Resident Tuition Rates
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 7 - Tuition and Fees, University of Nevada School of Medicine
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 8 - Tuition and Fees, William S. Boyd School of Law Students
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 9 - Tuition and Fees, UNLV School of Dental Medicine
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REMEDIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

The Nevada System of Higher Education's remedial education policies address assessment, placement, cut scores, and reporting requirements for institutions. Board of Regents policy, effective Fall 2010, set uniform cut scores for approved assessments for college-level and remedial course placement. Institutions may choose which test(s) to accept, but no longer have the flexibility to set higher cut scores. Nevada statute requires feedback reports that detail local high schools graduates' remedial needs and associated costs. State policy also allows high school students to enroll in remedial education courses and at a reduced rate. Board of Regents policy has eliminated state funding for remedial education courses at public universities, but allows the institutions to offer the services on a self-supporting basis or to partner with area community and state colleges. Under state statute, students are not permitted to use Millennium Scholarship funds to pay for remedial education classes. (Prepared by Mary Fulton, Education Commission of the States, 2012)

Accountability, Reporting Rates of Enrollment and Costs of Remediation

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.548 - Provision of Information to Board of Trustees of School Districts Regarding Remedial Instruction

Placement Examinations and Placement of Students in Remedial Courses

Remedial Credits Counting Toward Financial Aid

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.934 - Maximum Amount of Millennium Scholarship; Remedial Courses Excluded from Payment; Requirements for Continuing Eligibility; Ineligibility if Requirements Not Satisfied; Disbursement Upon Certification of Eligibility; Procedures for Refund.
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RESIDENCY

No state-level policies identified for this issue.

Residency Policies Related to Tuition and Fees

Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 1 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Purpose
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 10 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Uniformity of Decisions
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 2 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Definitions
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 3 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Tuition
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 4 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Resident Students
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 5 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Admission to Medical School
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 6 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Admission to William S. Boyd School of Law
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 7 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Admission to UNLV School of Dental Medicine
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 8 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Reclassification of Nonresident Students
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 9 - Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges: Administration of the Regulations
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

Nevada offers several state and federal student financial aid programs that are merit-based and need-based. The Nevada State Treasurer also administers the merit-based Nevada Millennium Scholarship Trust Fund which offers Nevada high school graduates free or reduced tuition to in-state universities and colleges. This state has a tuition savings plan. For the 2005-2006 academic year, Nevada spent 13,482 million on need-based aid and 28,471 million on non-need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.890 - Program to Provide Loans to Nursing Students: Administration by Board of Regents; Eligibility for Loans; Terms and Repayment of Loans; Delinquency Charges
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.891 - Program to Provide Loans to Nursing Students: Limitations on Amount of Loans; Distribution of Loans Among Campuses of System
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.892 - Program to Provide Loans to Nursing Students: Repayment of Loans; Exceptions; Regulations
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.893 - Program to Provide Loans to Nursing Students: Board of Regents May Require Cosigner or Security for Loan
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.894 - Program to Provide Loans to Nursing Students: Board of Regents May Require Repayment of Balance of Loan Under Certain Circumstances
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.895 - Program to Provide Loans to Nursing Students: Recipient of Loan Required to Comply with Regulations Adopted by Board of Regents; Penalties
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.896 - Program to Provide Loans to Nursing Students: Extension of Period for Repayment of Loan - Application; Approval by Board of Regents
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.897 - Program to Provide Loans to Nursing Students: Credit Towards Repayment of Loan for Certain Professional Services Provided Without Compensation
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.898 - Program to Provide Loans to Nursing Students: Powers of Board of Regents
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.911 - The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program: Legislative Declaration
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.914 - The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program: Definitions
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.916 - The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program: Eligible Institution Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.917 - Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program - Memorial scholarship defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.918 - The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program: Millennium Scholarship Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.922 - The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program: Trust Fund Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.926 - The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program: Creation of Program; Millennium Scholarship Trust Fund; Deposit and Investment of Money in Fund; Administration by Treasurer: Use of Money in Fund
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.930 - The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program: Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship; Duties and Powers of Board of Regents; Outreach to Certain Students
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.934 - The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program: Maximum Amount of Scholarship; Remedial Courses Excluded from Payment; Requirements for Continuing Eligibility; Ineligibility if Requirements not Satisfied; Disbursement upon Certification of Eligibility;
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.934 - Maximum Amount of Millennium Scholarship; Remedial Courses Excluded from Payment; Requirements for Continuing Eligibility; Ineligibility if Requirements Not Satisfied; Disbursement Upon Certification of Eligibility; Procedures for Refund.
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.938 - The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program: Development of Plan to Direct Other Financial Aid to Students Who are Not Eligible for Scholarships
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.940 - Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program - Establishment of account within Trust Fund to provide Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarships; acceptance of gifts and grants; deposit and investment of money in account.
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.945 - Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program - Eligibility criteria for Memorial Scholarship; submission and review of applications; selection of recipient; maximum amount of Memorial Scholarship; authorized uses of Memorial Scholarship
Nev. Rev. Stat. 397.064 - Western Regional Higher Education Compact: Required Terms of Student Loans Made on or After July 1, 1985; Assessment of Delinquency Charge.
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 1 - Financial Aid: Grants-in-Aid, General Administration
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 2 - Financial Aid: Grants-in-Aid, Resident and Nonresident Awards
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 5 - Financial Aid: Student Loans - Cancellation
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 7 - Financial Aid: Regents Service Program
Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 9 - Financial Aid: Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship: Policy and Procedures

Tuition Savings Plan

Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.001 - College Savings Plans of Nevada: Definitions
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.002 - College Savings Plans of Nevada: Board Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.004 - College Savings Plans of Nevada: System Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.005 - College Savings Plans of Nevada: Board of Trustees: Creation; Membership; Terms; Chairman; Compensation
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.007 - College Savings Plans of Nevada: Insurance Coverage to Protect Prepaid Tuition Contractsand Savings Trust Accounts
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.009 - College Savings Plans of Nevada: Money on Deposit in Prepaid Tuition Contract or Savings Trust Account Not Considered Asset of Parent, Guardian or Student for Purposes of Determining Certain Eligibility
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.010 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Definitions
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.030 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Prepaid Tuition Contract Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.040 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Purchaser Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.050 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Qualified Beneficiary Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.070 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Trust Fund Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.075 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Limitations on Construction of Provisions
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.090 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Development of Program by Board; Regulations
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.100 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Prepaid Tuition Contracts: Authority of Board to Enter; Required Provisions
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.105 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Agreement to Payroll Deductions for Prepaid Tuition Contract Authorized
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.110 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: General Duties and Powers of Board
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.130 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Program: Limitation on Effect of Action by Board
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.140 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund: Creation
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.150 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund: Administration by State Treasurer; Duties and Powers of State Treasurer
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.155 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund: Duties and Powers of Board; Authority to Limit Qualilfied Beneficiaries
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.160 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund: Investment
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.170 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund: Annual Report
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.180 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund: Annual Audit
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.190 - Nevada Higher Education Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund: Annual Actuarial Study
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.300 - Nevada College Savings Program: Trust Fund Defined
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.310 - Nevada College Savings Program: Regulations
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.320 - Nevada College Savings Program: Delegation by Board of Administrative Powers and Duties to State Treasurer
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.330 - Nevada College Savings Program: Savings and Trust Accounts and Agreements not Guaranteed by Full Faith and Credit
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.340 - Nevada College Savings Program: Creation; Sources; Limitations on Use of Money
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.350 - Nevada College Savings Program: Administration by State Treasurer; Establishment of Program, Administrative and Endowment Accounts
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.360 - Nevada College Savings Program: Acceptance and Expenditure of Money Provided by Private Entities for Direct Expenses and Marketing of Fund
Nev. Rev. Stat. 353B.370 - Nevada College Savings Program: Duties and Powers of Board; Contracts for Services
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STUDENT RETENTION


Efforts Aimed at Underserved Students

Nevada Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 2 - General Policy of the Board of Regents on the Recruitment, Admission and Retention of Students
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TEACHING QUALITY

With 17 school districts - ranging from Esmeralda County Schools with just three elementary schools to Clark County Schools, one of the largest district in the country - it is difficult to craft state teaching quality policies that can reflect both the needs of rural, sparsely populated areas and the more urban Las Vegas and Reno areas. Further, there are only a few teacher preparation programs in the state, requiring the rapidly growing Clark County to seek teachers from across the country. To help support districts experiencing staffing shortages, the legislature appropriated $10 million toward signing bonuses of up to $2,000 in 2001-02 and $2,500 in 2002-03 for newly hired teachers. The legislature also appropriated funds to support the costs of attaining National Board Certification and provide an annual five percent salary increase for the 10-year life of the certificate. The state also has required certain levels of professional development and mentoring to provide support for teachers. With few state policies, districts like Clark County have been proactive to evaluate their own needs and create their own policies and programs to attract, retain, and support teachers in the district. (Last updated 2008)

Compensation

Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.160 - Determination of Salaries of Teacher and Other Employees; Increased Salary for Certain Teachers, Speech Pathologists and Professional School Library Media Specialists with Additional Certification; Credit for Previous Teaching and Administrative Service

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.166 - Grant Fund for Incentives for Licensed Educational Personnel; Program of Incentive Pay; Submission of Application for Grant; Approval of Financial Incentives by Interim Finance Committee; Limitation on Individual Incentive; Evaluation of Program

Licensure and Certification

Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.019 - Regulations Prescribing Qualifications for Licensure; Fields of Specialization in Teaching; Endorsements; Issuance of Licenses Pursuant to Alternative Routes
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.021 - Regulations Governing Examinations for Initial Licensure; Commission Authorized to Provide Exemption
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.031 - Licensing of Educational Personnel:
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.032 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: Kinds of Licenses
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.033 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: Issuance of Licenses; Fingerprinting of Applicants; Provisional Licensure Authorized
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.034 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: Additional Requirements for Issuance and Renewal of License: Statement Regarding Obligation of Child Support; Grounds for Denial of License; Duty of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.035 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: Confidentiality of Application; Exceptions
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.037 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: Regulations by State Board for Approval of Teacher Training Courses Offered by Educational Institutions; Satisfactory Completion of Course of Study Required of Applicants for Licensure; Exception
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.038 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: Review, Evaluation and Approval of Course of Study and Training Required for Licensure of Educational Personnel; Fee for Review
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.040 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: Fees for Issuance and Renewal of Licenses
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.042 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: Notice of Date of Expiration of License
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.045 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: Directory of Licensed Personnel to be Filed with Clerk of Board of Trustees
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.051 - Licensing of Educational Personnel: License is Revocable Privilege
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.060 - Citizenship Requirements for Licensure and Employment; Exception for Certain Qualified Persons Who are Not Citizens if School District Demonstrates Shortage; Limitation on Licensure and Employment of Persons Who are Not Citizens; Penalty
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.273 - Supervision of Unlicensed Personnel Required; Exemptions; Reduction of Basic Support Allocation for Failure to Comply; Exception for Certain Unlicensed Personnel of Charter School
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.3125 - Evaluations of Licensed Personnel: Development of Policy; Number of Evaluations; Notice to Probationary Employee that He may not be Reemployed; Recommendations and Assistance; Copy of Evaluation

Mentoring and Teacher Induction Programs

Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.095 - Assignment of Students of University and Community College System of Nevada or Accredited Postsecondary Educational Institution for Training as Student Teachers, Counselors or Trainees in Library
Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.096 - Student Teachers: Employment as Substitute Teachers; Compensation; Supervision by Licensed Teacher
Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.519 - Program of Student Teaching and Practicum

Professional Development

Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.298 - Focus and Structure of Scheduled Professional Development

Supply and Demand Strategies

Nev. Rev. Stat. 391.125 - Request by Board of Trustees to Employ Teachers Who Do Not Hold Appropriate Endorsement if Shortage Exists; Limitations; Duty of Commission if Request Granted
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