The Lincoln County School Board met on June 9 for Steve Hansen’s last board meeting as superintendent. On the agenda included a presentation on how Nevada is trying to get back some land from the federal government. There was also a presentation on how the Nevada Public Agency Insurance (POOL) offers money to help the school district. And a contractor was approved for excavation work on the new PVHS auto shop.
Tyrus Mizer gave a powerpoint on the school trust lands. Nevada is 93 percent federal land. The state of Nevada wants two thirds back. The more land the school district has the more they can do with that land. In 1886 Nevada was given four million acres of land, but because of the mountains and desert it was not usable. So Nevada only got two million acres but they got to choose the areas they would use. Nevada has sold most of their land.
Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool offers to provide insurance for school equipment and school injuries. They will also have a $2 to $10 million budget. POOL will also cover school activities and cyber coverage. Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles and are controlled by a remote. Drones are becoming more and more popular and POOL will cover drones if registered to them. The school district is going to use Nevada Public Agency Insurance to insure them from damage.
Plans continue for a new shop at Pahranagat Valley High School. The school district put out an ad for excavation work and received two bids. The school board has chosen to approve the bid from Jim Wilkin Trucking for $124,000.
At the end of the meeting, they had a cake in appreciation for Steve Hansen’s service as superintendent.