on Mar 23rd, 2009Career Education Bill to Support Education in Nebraska

After 17 long years in the history of education in Nebraska, a senator has proposed a bill that seeks to help fund students education and other education-related activities.

Platte Center senator Arnie Stuthman, who authored the bill said, LB 476, requires the state to fund at least $450,000 every year for the Nebraska Career Student Organizations. The money will be used to fund future projects of the state including awards, district and state contests, outside classroom activities as well as for the administrative support for Nebraska’s student organizations. The budget, report said, also includes the funds for the partnering of local and state organizations to establish linkages in colleges and universities for dissemination of updates. Jus like a nursing school in the US, the student loan fund is also shaky in some schools and universities.

It maybe recalled that for the past 17 years, the Department of Education of Nebraska has been matching federal funds for the programs not limited to the Career Education Student Organizations which also include Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), DECA, HOSA and still many more. During the 17 years of dedicated service and efforts the funding of the district has not really increased. The Support Student Leaders believed the programs has been “stretched beyond capacity.” The Nebraska Department of Education is no longer having adequate funds to finance the needs of the members of Nebraska Career Student Organizations, it was learned.

In fact, it clearly states that by March 10, 2010 the current funding for the Nebraska Department of Education won’t allow them to get for more funds. The funding will be ceased if the state cannot meet the Perkins IV requirement in getting federal money. But a spokesman at Senator Stuthman’s office assured that no one is cutting the funds.

State senator Mark Christensen of District 44 said he suspected the bill is trying to have a cover up. There were reports of the government actually losing of funds nowadays. Christensen said some students has already approached him and requested to study said bill.


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