RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Washoe County Commissioners are taking a hard look at AB 46 before they decide if they'll raise taxes to create capital funding for the school district.
Washoe County school officials made two major presentations Tuesday night. One was a broad overview of AB 46 and the other focused on accountability.
Then the commissioners started asking questions, which likely won't end any time soon.
"I thought it went really well," said school board vice president Dave Aiazzi. "We didn't answer everything. More questions come up. which is why I'm glad we've scheduled more than one meeting. Answers lead to more questions."
Questions Assemblyman Pat Hickey said they didn't get to ask during their limited time hearing AB 46 at the legislature.
"A lot of the issues that are being raised, for instance how the school district has spent it's money in the past, that never came out in the legislature," Hickey said. "So I think having more light shed tends to bring more clarity."
It's a discussion Hickey said should be happening locally, not at the state level.
County Commissioner Vaughn Hartung agrees and said the school district needs to convince the voters it's worth their money.
"What do the voters see," Hartung said. "What do they think of the Washoe County School District and how they're doing their job?"
Aiazzi said the community's questions seem to center around one thing.
"I think it has more to do with the perception of what the school has been doing with the money, not one answer, just over all how have we been spending the money," he said.
That is exactly what they will be talking about at the next meeting on September 17th. They will take a closer look at school spending and how the money from the 2002 rollover bonds was spent.