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School Leaders Discuss School Funding

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A meeting of the minds in Grand Island saw 30+ educational leaders spend the morning with Senator Mike Gloor, Chair of the Revenue Committee, to discuss funding for public education.
The audience was made up of local board members, superintendents and ESU administrators from area districts, as well as members from NASB’s Board of Directors and Legislative Committee.
John Spatz, NASB’s Executive Director kicked off the meeting explaining the need to have school board members and administrators throughout the state involved in the current discussions regarding the funding for public education, specifically as it deals with property taxes.  Spatz stressed that in a state like Nebraska that is “Land Rich and People Poor” there needs to be alternative means and methods of finding a solution that everyone will be able to benefit from, and that a lot of those efforts will likely need to come from collaborative partnerships to maximize our resources.
Sen. Gloor then continued upon those thoughts by stating that his primary focus here in the interim has been to find ways to increase funding to K-12 Education.  Alongside the Education Committee, the Revenue Committee has spent this summer and fall with one goal. Together, in one room, with the help of mediators, their focus has been to look at everything related  to whittle down the options to help lower the dependency on property tax here in Nebraska.  What started with over 100 ideas or suggestions has now been trimmed down to around 12-15. From here, invited testimony will be heard next week, during the Interim Committee hearing on November 12, which NASB will be a part of.

Career Opportunities With NETS

Marketing/Visual Publications Internship

Our subsidiary, for-profit company, NETS (, is currently seeking a talented, creative Marketing/Visual Publications Intern to join our team. For more information on this position please click here.

Deadline for Submission: August 31, 2015

Senate Passes Every Child Achieve Act

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“Parents, teachers, school boards, and communities are in the best position to know the needs of their students … education decisions are best made at the state and local level.”
– U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Former President, Nebraska Association of School Boards

“As a school board member from a rural district in western Nebraska, I am very pleased that the bill passed by the Senate and the amendment introduced by Senator Fischer pulls back on federal control and supports local control of schools. Senator Fischer’s experience as a school board member and state legislator has served her well in representing the educational interests of Nebraska children. Her leadership on this issue will allow us to work with local and state officials in developing systems that work best for the students of our district.”
- Jon Anderjaska, Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools

“This gives Nebraska the flexibility to create an accountability system that works for Nebraska students. I deeply appreciate Senator Fischer’s leadership in this bipartisan effort and her continued support of local governance of our public schools.”
- Lanny Boswell, Lincoln Public Schools

“The bill passed by the Senate will allow schools to get out from under some of the unworkable criteria set up by No Child Left Behind. We no longer will need to spend time asking the federal government for permission to get waivers to do what is in the best interests of our children. We will now be able to set up accountability systems that meet the needs of students and communities in 2015 and beyond.”
- Katie Underwood, Omaha Public Schools

Summer Swings Into Gear With School Law

The beginning of June means that it is time for the annual School Law Seminar. This year’s event saw, more than 200 NASB and NCOSA members, along with many sponsors and exhibitors met up in Kearney for two days of golfing, networking, and a full day of learning opportunities.

There were eleven sessions presented by various experts on all things school law in Nebraska, including topics on the 2015 legislative session, PPACA, School Securities and Bonds, Civil Rights, Keeping Facilities Safe and Up to Code, Legal Issues in Education Technology, Suicide Prevention Regulations, The Good Ole Days in High School, Crisis Management in the Social Media Age, and the Interaction Between Law Enforcement and Schools.

As always, our school law attorneys throughout the state did an amazing job and we are thankful for their time and their continued support in making this seminar so successful.

This is definitely becoming a ‘Can’t Miss’ event to kick off each Summer. We’re already working on the plans for next year! To see more photos from this and many past events, visit


S.W.E.A.T. Conference Takes Over Lincoln!

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The S.W.E.A.T. Conference on Student Wellness Education & Training took place on April 14th in Lincoln. Attendees spent the day learning from experts on student wellness and the correlation to student achievement, got to participate in a variety of brain break activities led by students, and heard from NFL running back with the Cincinnati Bengals, and former Husker Rex Burkhead. The conference was attended by school board members, Superintendents, school nurses, PE teachers, business leaders, and athletic directors. This was truly an event like no other. It’s not often you see attendees, some in suits, or heels, excited and engaged to get active and do a set of push-ups, or race across the room to win a cup-stacking challenge, all led by kids!

To view media links and photos from the Conference, click on the below:

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A huge thanks to co-sponsors of the event. S.W.E.A.T. was powered by the Nebraska Whole Child Project, the Midwest Dairy Council, the Nebraska Association of School Boards, Nebraska Action for Healthy Kids, the Department of Health & Human Services, NETS, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Nebraska Public Leadership Foundation, SHAPE Nebraska, and the Nebraska School Activities Association.

School Board Recognition Week

Governor Ricketts declared January 25 – 31, 2015 as School Board Recognition Week in Nebraska. Thanks to the 1,700+ volunteers who make up the Board of Education for Nebraska's Public Schools and ESUs.

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To view more photos from the 2015 Legislative Issues Conference, visit:

Healthy Students Are Better Students!

Healthy students are better students. It’s the primary focus behind the Nebraska Whole Child Project! Check out this quick video from the 2014 Learning Connection Summit. You may even recognize someone. Thanks to The GENYOUth Foundation, the Midwest Dairy Council, and Fuel Up to Play 60 for their positive impact in our schools.



Proven school wellness programs like Fuel Up to Play 60 empower students to make positive changes at school and can bring healthy changes to life both in and out of the classroom. School breakfast programs are especially important and may positively impact children’s nutrition and learning. In fact, research shows that those who eat breakfast have better attention and memory than breakfast skippers and students who are more active during school perform better on standardized tests for reading, math and spelling.

American kids spend more than 2,000 hours in school each year where in-school wellness policies can encourage healthy habits. Schools are an ideal place to promote childhood health and wellness, but they cannot act alone. Parents, schools and the larger community must work together to affect change for children’s health and wellness in schools.

To view the full report, including references and other supporting materials, visit

NASB Mission Statement

The Nebraska Association of School Boards provides services to School Boards to strengthen public education for all Nebraska Children.

To find out more about NASB click here.

Featured Student Artists Across Nebraska

NASB likes to feature student artists from across Nebraska. This art is not only displayed here, but proudly in the hallways throughout our office.

The latest “expo” is from Ms. Wait's 4th Graders at Lincoln Elementary in Beatrice. 

To have your students participate in this program, please contact Lisa Steinkuhler at 800-422-4572 or email NASB will handle the submission of art and proper parental consent forms. The artwork may represent any grade level and must include the student’s name, grade and building. The artwork will be returned upon request.


Featured Events

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NSBA Advocacy Institute
January 24-26  |  Washington, DC

Legislative Issues Conference
January 31  |  Lincoln

Advocacy Workshop
February 1  |  Lincoln

Budget & Finance Workshop
February 1  |  Lincoln

NAEP - State Convention
February 16-17  |  Kearney

Education Forum: Get Informed!
February 23-24  |  Kearney

President's Retreat
February 28-29  |  Sidney
March 6-7  |  Lincoln

Judge & Jury Workshop
March 15  |  Lincoln
March 22  |  Gering
March 23  |  Kearney

NSBA Conference
April 9-11  |  Boston

Annual Member Golf Outing
June 9  |  Kearney

School Law Seminar
June 9-10  |  

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LRSP 2015 

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