LB 464 passed 46-0. This truancy bill seeks to undue damage created by the last version of the law that changed the definition of a “truant” to also include those with excused absences.
The final copy of the bill is located here: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Final/LB464.pdf
The Bellevue Chamber hosted the event at the Bellevue City Council Chambers that was organized as a joint chamber event with the Sarpy Chamber of Commerce.
Special thanks to our legislators Senators Sue Crawford, Tommy Garrett and Bill Kintner for attending this early morning event.
Different bills were discussed including the learning commmunity, medicaid expansion, and lessening the taxes on social security and military retirement.
Congressman Lee Terry visited “The Egg & I” in Papillion to a packed meeting room with many in attendance stating that the choice of location at the new Papillion restaurant was a draw for them. He discussed the Omnibus bill, sequestration, veteran benefits and education.
The subject of Common Core was brought up. Common Core seeks to unify content and curriculum throughout the states. Those opposed say it lowers standards, prevents the states from fully exercising their state rights with respect to education and that Common Core implements a political agenda.
Congressman Terry said that he believed that the school board would be voting in favor of adopting Common Core soon.