Washoe Country School District

July 23, 2014

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Annual Reports and Publications

Annual Financial Reports

The annual financial report, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), is a summary of the financial position and financial activities of the District for a given point and period of time. The CAFR is audited by an independent firm of certified public accountants.

Annual Budget Reports

The District is required by Nevada Revised Statutes to prepare an annual budget. A Tentative Budget must be filed by April 15 for the ensuing fiscal year beginning on July1. A hearing on the Tentative Budget must be held on the third Wednesday in May and Final Budget must be file by June 8. In a legislative year the District may file an Amended Budget within 30 days after the adjournment of the legislative session.

District Wide Accountability Report

During the 1993 session, the Nevada State Legislature passed a School Accountability bill (NRS 385.347 revised) requiring all school districts in Nevada to inform the public on the performance of public schools throughout the state. The Legislature passed further revisions of the School Accountability Law during the 1995 session (SB 386), the 1997 session (Nevada Education Reform Act, SB 482), the 1999 session (SB 70), the 2001 session (SB 165), and the 2003 special session (SB 1).

Recently, the federal government has become involved in school accountability with the passage in 2001 of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act (HR 1). This law provides a school accountability model that applies to public education in all 50 states and includes accountability reports to the public with a set of required elements. Nevada's revised accountability law (SB 1) includes these NCLB reporting elements and every other aspect of the NCLB model.

If you are looking for individual school reports, please click here to go to the SCHOOLS section of the website, choose the individual school and scroll down to that school's Accountability Report.

Official Count Day

Each Nevada school district is required to conduct an annual official enrollment on the fourth Friday of the school year. The following enrollment numbers represent the official report of enrollment for the current school year. It represents the number of students officially enrolled on fourth Friday of the school year. Current enrollment numbers will vary.

WCSD Data Profiles

For the past nine years, the Washoe county School District, Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno have worked in concert through the Education Alliance (formerly Education Collaborative) of Washoe County to produce the Washoe K-16 Data Profile (formerly called the High School Data Profile). The Nevada Department of Education and the Nevada System of Higher Education have also participated in this effort. The Data Profile is the collection and presentation of data about Washoe County School District high school students and their matriculation into college, with social emphasis on the graduates who attend the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College. Through this effort, we hope to identify factors that can increase the success of our student as they proceed from high school to post-secondary education.