Neb. Legislative Committee Begins Study of School Funding Formula
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee has begun to look at ways to improve Nebraska's school funding formula.
of the Education Committee met on Wednesday to begin their work on the
interim study, which could lead to changes in the way state aid to
schools is distributed.
The formula seeks to fill the gap between
school district needs and what each can generate locally through
property taxes. State funding for schools has led to conflicts in recent
years between many smaller and larger school districts.
Sullivan of Cedar Rapids, the committee chairwoman, has said the study
will explore ways to make funding more stable and predictable for school
districts. Lawmakers also plan to work in tandem with members of a
committee that is studying Nebraska's tax system.