Legislative Updates

NSEA Legislative Update: September 30, 2014

In This Update:

1. Public Hearings on Education Vision for Nebraska
2. Vote by Mail in the Nebraska General Election

 

Public Hearings on Education Vision for Nebraska

The Legislature's Education Committee is holding three public hearings to seek reaction to a "common vision for education in Nebraska" statement the committee has drafted. The Committee will consider the input provided as it finalizes the common vision.  NSEA has provided input to the committee throughout this process and will continue to do so. The three scheduled public hearings, listed below, all begin at 1:30 p.m.  Here is the Committee's draft of a common vision for education:

Vision:
Every Nebraskan educated for success

Mission:
Provide Nebraskans the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to be productive individuals.

 

Goals:
1. Provide quality educational opportunities that engage and prepare Nebraskans for success in learning.
2. Establish high expectations for all educators, parents, students and educational institutions.
3. Create positive, safe, and successful learning environments.
4. Develop collaborative educational relationships with the entire community, including individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.

For more information see http://news.legislature.ne.gov/edu/2014/09/10/vision-for-education-in-nebraska-public-hearings/

 

Public Hearings on Education Vision for Nebraska:

Monday, Oct. 6.
Legislature's Education Committee hearing on a Vision for Education in Nebraska. Gallup Inc. 1001 Gallup Dr, Omaha, NE 68102, at 1:30 p.m. (no live streaming; open to the public).

 

Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Legislature's Education Committee hearing on a Vision for Education in Nebraska. Northeast Community College's Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk, at 1:30 p.m. (no live streaming; open to the public).

 

Thursday, Oct. 16
Legislature's Education Committee hearing on a Vision for Education in Nebraska. Broken Bow High School auditorium at 1:30 p.m. (no live streaming; open to the public).

 

 

Vote by Mail in the Nebraska General Election

It takes just minutes to fill out the application to vote by mail to have a ballot sent directly to you. It is quick, convenient, and safe, and here's how:

1. Make sure you are registered to vote.  If not, complete this form and deliver to your local clerk or election commissioner by October 17th.

2. Next fill out and sign this form.  You must mail this form in time to be received by your county clerk or election commissioner on Wednesday, October 29th. 

You will receive your ballot by mail before the election. Fill out the ballot and mail it back in time to be received by your county clerk or election commissioner no later than Tuesday, November 4th.

Full details for registration and early voting: http://www.nsea.org/nebraska-early-voter