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Sen. Mike Groene

Sen. Mike Groene

District 42

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Education Hearing 3/22/2018

March 15th, 2018

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 12:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
Appointment Von Behren, Paul – Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Appointment Ohles, Frederik – Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission
Appointment Baxter, Nicholas – Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission

Written Position Letter Policy for Public Hearings

If you are not testifying in person on a bill and would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, the letter must be delivered to the office of the committee chair (or emailed to the committee chair) of the committee conducting the hearing on the bill by 5:00 p.m. on the last work day prior to the public hearing.

Additionally, the letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral on the bill in question and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB1033 Murante Eliminate learning communities
LB1125 Groene Change school finance base limitation and local effort rate provisions

 

Written Position Letter Policy for Public Hearings

If you are not testifying in person on a bill and would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, the letter must be delivered to the office of the committee chair (or emailed to the committee chair) of the committee conducting the hearing on the bill by 5:00 p.m. on the last work day prior to the public hearing.

Additionally, the letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral on the bill in question and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.

Education Committee Hearing 2/20

February 15th, 2018

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LR285CA Murante Constitutional amendment to eliminate the State Board of Education
LR291 Kolowski Recommend that school administrators, teachers, parents, and students be educated about the potential health impact of heavy backpacks
Appointment May, Lisa – Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission
Appointment Kobza, Robert – Board of Educational Lands and Funds
Appointment Simmons, Joyce – Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Appointment Frison, Deborah – Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Appointment Bernthal, John – Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Education Hearings 2/13/2018

February 7th, 2018

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB999 Vargas Change provisions relating to the Student Discipline Act
LB1110 Vargas Require annual reporting of school performance scores and classifications
LB1116 Linehan Create the Quality Education Accountability Commission and the Quality Education Accountability Office
LB1052 Pansing Brooks Require instruction and teacher education related to dyslexia

Written Position Letter Policy for Public Hearings

If you are not testifying in person on a bill and would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, the letter must be delivered to the office of the committee chair (or emailed to the committee chair) of the committee conducting the hearing on the bill by 5:00 p.m. on the last work day prior to the public hearing.

Additionally, the letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral on the bill in question and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.

Education Hearings 2/12/2018

February 7th, 2018

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB801 Stinner Adopt the Panhandle Beginnings Act to provide certain services to school-age children
LB998 Walz Create the Collaborative School Behavioral and Mental Health Program
LB1081 Education Committee Change education provisions regarding reporting, penalties, residency, boundaries, priority schools, subpoena authority, poverty, and limited English proficiency

 

Written Position Letter Policy for Public Hearings

If you are not testifying in person on a bill and would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, the letter must be delivered to the office of the committee chair (or emailed to the committee chair) of the committee conducting the hearing on the bill by 5:00 p.m. on the last work day prior to the public hearing.

Additionally, the letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral on the bill in question and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.

*Education Committee Policy Change*

If you are NOT testifying in person on a bill and want to submit a letter to be included in the official hearing record, the deadline to submit to the Committee Chair’s office is 5:00 p.m. the business day before the hearing.   Also, you must include your name and address and note in your letter that you would like it to be made part of the official record.

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB888 Wayne Require schools to post the child abuse and neglect toll-free telephone number
LB912 McCollister Provide for posting by public schools of a toll-free telephone number set up to report child abuse and neglect
LB898 Howard Require public postsecondary educational institutions to conduct an annual sexual assault climate survey
LR270CA Kolowski Constitutional amendment to reduce the minimum age in the constitutional requirement to provide free instruction

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB783 Vargas Define “educational interpreter” for purposes of students eligible for special education as prescribed
LB803 Stinner Change provisions related to kindergarten, early childhood education, and the Step Up to Quality Childcare Act
LB851 Linehan Limit superintendent and educational service unit administrator compensation
LB779 Groene Change provisions relating to learning communities

Education
Location: Capitol Building, Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB737 Lindstrom Adopt the First Responder Education Act
LB857 Morfeld Adopt the Campus Confidentiality Act
LB771 Walz Adopt the Child Hunger and Workforce Readiness Act
LB778 Groene Require voter approval for school district building fund levies

There is a misconception that TEEOSA and property taxes are the only sources of funding for our public schools.

In order to better frame educational finance, the Education Committee Staff, using data from the Departments of Education and Revenue, generated a table breaking down the different revenues and sources.

Click the link below to view the table. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns

mgroene@leg.ne.gov or 402-471-2729

OVERVIEW OF NEBRASKA PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING SOURCES

Sen. Mike Groene

District 42
Room #1107
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2729
Email: mgroene@leg.ne.gov
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