Note: This story orginally aired on May 24, 2016.
This November, Washoe County voters are being asked whether or not to approve a sales tax increase to pay for school capital improvements. School officials say the money will help alleviate overcrowded classrooms.
For quite some time now, many area business leaders have been hammering the message that school overcrowding could hurt the region’s economic growth. About four hundred gathered this past spring to rally support for the measure. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has this report.