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Incline Middle School Update

June 10, 2023 | Member Submitted

In two separate meetings, the first on April 5, 2023 and a follow up meeting held on Wednesday, May 3 2023, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) shared their Facilities Modernization Plan (FMP) with the Incline Village community.  Specifically, this plan included an option of closing the Incline Middle School.  Incline Village families and Incline Schools staff were unaware of any such potential decisions prior to the WCSD announcement on March 21 2023.  The surprise and suddenness of such a large decision affecting all of Incline Village coincided with WCSD’s original timing of closing public comment on a proposed change to WCSD Administrative Regulation 7086/7087 on April 4 2023 (taking out local input on school closures) the day before the original Incline Village meeting.

At both meetings, Incline Village community members including current students, families, business owners, former WCSD staff as well as retired individuals with no direct tie to the schools, voiced not only strong opposition to the plan to close the middle school, but also frustration at the lack of answers from the WCSD to questions raised at these meetings.  In response, the WCSD agreed to create a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQ) for Incline Village to be delivered prior to the end of the school year.  Currently, the district maintains that no school closure decisions have been made. Incline Middle School families were told that any potential changes would take place no sooner than Fall 2024 while two Reno middle schools, Vaughn and Pine Middle Schools, also with potential closure on the table were given a timeline of the 2026-2027 school year.

Here are the WCSD FAQ’s for Incline Village:





Written & Submitted by Sharon Schrage (Incline Education Fund)

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