The fight over how much is enough when it comes to school funding continues in the state legislature. It’s proposed to increase school funding by an average of 10-percent across the state. The fight is over how to fairly divide the money. Senator Lavon Heidemann of Elk Creek thinks Nebraska kids are lucky.
“When I look around this country I look at what states are having to do to their universities and their providers, and their schools – I’ve actually heard of states actually cutting state aide to education and over the next two years this state will increase state aide to education approximately $234 million.”
Others say the proposal is not fair. Senator Gwen Howard of Omaha says a school in her district with several Spanish speaking students provides help with English on Saturday mornings. That program would go away under this funding proposal.