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Education Committee

The LR141 School Finance Review Committee will be scheduling public hearing(s) this fall. In the meantime, they’ll begin their work by holding ​preliminary ​meetings​.

T​he following meetings have been scheduled:

  • Wednesday, July 7 at 2 P.M. at NCSA
  • Wednesday, July 28 at 2 P.M at ESU 10
Welcome
January 4th, 2017

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.

Date: Tuesday March 02, 2021
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

LB62 Kolterman Create the Access College Early Scholarship Cash Fund and change provisions relating to the Nebraska Education Improvement Fund, Nebraska Opportunity Grant Fund, and Community College Gap Assistance Program Fund
LB36 Erdman Require display of the national motto in schools
LB87 Morfeld Provide for mental health first aid training for school districts and change provisions relating to the use of lottery funds

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature has expanded procedures for public input on legislation. For details, go to https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

Date: Monday March 01, 2021
Location: Room 1525
Time: 9:30 AM

LR21CA Briese Constitutional amendment to require the State of Nebraska to pay all classroom expenses related to the operation of public elementary and secondary schools
LB378 DeBoer Require the Commissioner of Education to report data as prescribed
LB640 Day Change provisions related to early childhood education in the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature has expanded procedures for public input on legislation. For details, go to https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

Date: Monday March 01, 2021
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

LB630 Bostar Provide for a study of the efficacy of commercial air filters in classrooms
LB565 McDonnell Provide for a youth initiated mentoring pilot program
LB200 Vargas Provide a high school graduation requirement relating to federal student aid
LB639 Day Adopt the Seizure Safe Schools Act

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature has expanded procedures for public input on legislation. For details, go to https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

Date: Tuesday February 23, 2021
Location: Room 1525
Time: 9:30 AM

LB5 Blood Adopt the Purple Star Schools Act
LB669 Vargas Adopt the Veteran Promise Act
LB281 Albrecht Require child sexual abuse prevention instructional programs for school students and staff

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature has expanded procedures for public input on legislation. For details, go to https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

Date: Tuesday February 23, 2021
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

LB550 Wayne Change enrollment option limits and provisions for part-time enrollment in schools  
LB651 Wayne Provide a termination date for the enrollment option program
LB396 Brandt Adopt the Nebraska Farm-to-School Program Act

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature has expanded procedures for public input on legislation. For details, go to https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

LB359 Pansing Brooks Change provisions regarding multicultural education as prescribed and provide powers for the State Board of Education
LB527 Walz Change provisions relating to transition services for students with a developmental disability
LB538 Walz Adopt the Community Schools Act and change the distribution of income from solar and wind agreements on school lands

 

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature has expanded procedures for public input on legislation. For details, go to https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 9:30 AM

LB154 – Wayne – Require tracking of student discipline as prescribed

LB322 – Williams – Adopt the School Safety and Security Reporting System Act

LB673 – Murman – Adopt the Education Behavioral Awareness and Support Act and change the determination and certification of state aid to schools

 

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature has expanded procedures for public input on legislation. For details, go to https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Appointment  – Kelly, Gene – Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

LB198 – Vargas – Change provisions relating to the Student Discipline Act

LB136 – Vargas – Change procedures regarding short-term suspension of students

LB518 – Morfeld – Change provisions relating to long-term suspension, expulsion, or mandatory reassignment under the Student Discipline Act

LB642 – Day – Provide for reimbursements to school districts and educational service units for mental health expenditures

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature has expanded procedures for public input on legislation. For details, go to https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 9:30 AM

Appointment – Kime, Duane L. – Board of Educational Lands and Funds

LB473 – DeBoer – Adopt the Extraordinary Increase in Special Education Cost Act

LR13CA – Brewer – Constitutional amendment to limit the percentage of funding for schools that comes from

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature has expanded procedures for public input on legislation. For details, go to https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

Committee Members
  • Sen. Lynne Walz, Chairperson
  • Sen. Jen Day
  • Sen. Lou Ann Linehan
  • Sen. Terrell McKinney
  • Sen. Adam Morfeld
  • Sen. Dave Murman
  • Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks
  • Sen. Rita Sanders
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