Welcome and Contact Information

January 8th, 2014

Phone: (402) 471-2631
Address: Room 1107, State Capitol, Lincoln NE 68509

The Education Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:

  • school districts; organization; reorganization; tuition; powers; offices; transportation
  • schools; programs; compulsory education; special education; handicapped; gifted; student assessment; nutrition
  • teachers; employees
  • post-secondary education; state colleges and universities; vocational schools; community colleges; governing boards
  • state aid; school funds; lands
  • State Board of Education; Department of Education
  • NETV; public radio; private and parochial schools; educational service units; learning communities

During session, the Education Committee meets on Mondays and Tuesdays in Room 1525 on the 1st Floor of the Capitol.

Education Committee Starting Point Survey

May 28th, 2014

* The Education Committee’s survey has ended as of June 30th.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond!  The Committee will read through the results and may edit/add/delete from the statements upon review. 

Below is from the previous post:

In response to the enactment of LB 1103 this past legislative session, the Education Committee of the Nebraska Legislature is developing a common statewide vision for education in Nebraska. The vision will eventually consist of “aspirational goals, visionary objectives, meaningful priorities, and practical strategies,” and will help current and future policy makers identify priorities.

As a first step, the Committee has identified the following initial vision, mission, and goals. We are conducting a public survey of this initial draft in order to receive your feedback.

Vision: Every Nebraskan educated for success

Mission: Equip Nebraskans to realize maximum potential in all aspects of life

Goals:    1. Provide programs and courses that inspire and prepare Nebraskans for success in learning, work, and life.

2. Establish high expectations for all educators and provide support and resources to create positive, safe, and successful learning environments.

3. Develop systems of support that build collaborative partnerships among the entire
educational community including individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.

Again, your thoughts and suggestions matter. Please take a few minutes to give us your input and reaction by completing this survey by June 30th and forwarding the survey to friends, neighbors, and colleagues. We want all Nebraskans to be part of a thoughtful conversation about education.

The Education Committee will review the results and possibly modify the vision, mission, and goals before moving on to the development of objectives. It is the Committee’s commitment to continue this exchange with the public throughout the process, with public hearings and possibly one or more additional surveys.

Thank you in advance for your input and taking the time to engage in this statewide conversation, and for sharing this survey with any and all interested Nebraskans. If you have any questions, please contact my office at (402)471-2631.

Senator Kate Sullivan, Chair
On behalf of the Education Committee

Education Committee Members: Senators Kate Sullivan (C), Jim Scheer (VC), Bill Avery, Tanya Cook,
Al Davis, Ken Haar, Rick Kolowski, and Les Seiler