Rumors have lingered about IVGID gifting land to the Washoe County School District to build the “new” Incline Elementary School. This is incorrect. We have researched this claim and can confirm that the Washoe County School District purchased the land from the US Forest Service. At the time, the IVGID Board approved Resolution 1715 (see attached) whereby they documented their support for the construction of a new elementary school. In addition, they urged Congress to pass legislation authorizing the sale of Federal Land to the Washoe County School District. Congress authorized the sale and the Washoe County School District purchased the land and the school was built. See the attached documentation.
The passing of Resolution 1715 in support of the sale and building of the school was the only involvement by IVGID. There was no “land swap” or any other activity by IVGID related to the property.
To view this history of Washoe County Schools, click here.