An Indian reservation straddling the Nevada-Idaho border will receive $64 million for a new school.
Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo on June 13 signed the spending bill that earmarks the money for the Elko County School District, Maria Palma of KUNR Public Radio reported.
The Duck Valley Indian Reservation’s remote Owyhee Combined School is located in Nevada, but it also serves Idaho students. But as Palma reported, the decades-old school has several health and safety issues, affecting its 300 students: issues with its boiler room, proximity to Nevada State Route 225, and bats living on the school roof.
The Tribe’s Business Council has set aside 80 acres for the new school, which could take two years to build, Palma reported.
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