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School funding on the table for legislature

Posted: 08/20/13 09:15

A group of lawmakers will travel to central and western Nebraska in October for public hearings on the state's K-12 school funding formula. The Legislature's Education Committee is scheduled to convene on Oct. 2 at schools in Hastings and McCook. A third hearing will take place on Oct. 3 in Dunning. The hearings are part of a legislative study of the current formula that is used to distribute state aid. Lawmakers are taking input from schools, parents, teachers, taxpayers, educational service units and other stakeholders. The committee is also expected to meet in the eastern part of Nebraska on Oct. 7-8, but the schedule hasn't been finalized.