HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's school aid formula has been panned and praised at a hearing in Hastings.
School officials, lobbyists and other taxpayers attended Wednesday's hearing by the state Education Committee.
Island Public Schools business director Virgil Harden says the state
formula is working as intended, with tax-rich districts getting less aid
than those with fewer or lower local sources of tax revenue.
County farmer Doug Saathoff says the funding formula isn't fair to
farmers and ranchers, who carry the local burden. Saathoff says the
farmers and ranchers may be rich in land but not necessarily in income.