Some Legislators are concerned that a bill from Senator Ken Haar of Lincoln would divert money from schools. Under his bill, money obtained from leasing school land for wind energy would provide bonus performance pay for teachers. Senator Thom Hansen of North Platte is against the bill.
“That money was intended to go back to the educational lands and funds, but this bill kinda takes that money, that income and diverts it and I have a problem with that.”
Senator Tom Carlson of Holdredge says this would improve schools by attracting better teachers.