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INCREASED FUNDING COMES AFTER YEARS OF FLATLINE FUNDING

By Nate Gonner 2/05/2013

              THE MEMBERS OF THE EDUCATION SERVICES UNIT 4 OR ESU 4 ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON THE BUDGET AND THE IMPACT IT COULD HAVE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.

 

              IN THE PROPOSED TWO YEAR BUDGET, GOVERNOR HENIEMAN HAS ASKED FOR AN INCREASE OF 29.6 MILLLION DOLLARS FOR EDUCATION FUNDING, WHICH WOULD COME TO A 5% INCREASE EACH YEAR AFTER YEARS OF FLATLINED FUNDING.

 

              DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR ESU 4 ELLEN STOKEBRAND SAYS THIS WILL HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT FOR SCHOOLS STATEWIDE.

 

              STOKEBRAND AUDIO

 

              STOKEBRAND SAYS THE INCREASED FUNDING WILL HELP ESU GROUPS TO COME UP WITH NEW PROGRAMS TO HELP STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS EXCEL IN THE CLASSROOM.

 

              ESU 4 SERVES SCHOOLS IN JOHNSON, OTOE, PAWNEE, AND RICHARDSON COUNTy.

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