Nebraska State Education Association President Jess Wulf tells us that they are urging Governor Heineman to apply for federal dollars expected to be approved next week to help with education funding.
“This would certainly allow school districts that have increased class size or dropped programs a chance to reinstate those for the upcoming school year.”
Governor Heineman is a critic of federal economic stimulus programs.
The senate passed the legislative proposal yesterday that would mean $59 million in federal dollars for Nebraska education and $69 million for Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income residents. It next goes to the House.