Saturday, 18 August 2018
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Pawnee City Supt. Testifies at Education Committee Hearing
10/18/2013
 

(KTNC) -  The Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee has been meeting around the state, hearing from people about the formula used to fund K-12 education in the state. 
 One of the people who testified at the committee’s hearing in Omaha earlier this month was Pawnee City Superintendent Stephen Grizzle.
 Grizzle says he had never testified before a legislative panel before.  But he says it was important for committee members to hear the perspective of a small school district that relies increasingly less on state aid and more on local property taxes for funding. He says local property tax payers are paying a greater percentage of the district's budget than they did when he became Superintendent five years ago.
 Five years ago, he says state aid accounted for 31-percent of the district's budget and property taxes accounted for about the same amount.  Today, he says state aid is about 26-percent while property taxes are 48-percent. More than 100 school districts in Nebraska receive no state aid.  In that same five years, Grizzle says property valuations have increased by 61-percent in the Pawnee City School District.
 Grizzle says it was a good experience to testify before the committee about the need for small school districts in the state to receive state funding.
 Grizzle doesn’t foresee the legislature making great changes to the state aid formula in the upcoming session, though he says they may make some minor tweaks to the formula.
 Grizzle says committee members asked him whether he thought Pawnee City taxpayers would support a levy for the district’s Early Childhood pre-school program.  He says the district’s Early Childhood program has been self-funded for the last two or three years, so he felt they would support the program.

© MSC News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
Fire At Pawnee City Subway Restaurant
Future Improvements Meeting To Be Held in Pawnee City
Pawnee City Pool Project Time Line Updated
Grant Funds To Aid Pawnee City Business
Pawnee City Sales Tax Increase Readied
Ground Broken For Pawnee City Assisted Living Facility
Pawnee City Clerk Honored
Assisted Living Facility Plan Advances
Pawnee City Council Researching Nuisance Building Options
Comp Plan and Housing Meetings Set in Pawnee City
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Dogfighting allegations leave one man jailed
Two injured in Atchison Co ATV crash
Clear backpack proposal draws controversy
Three hurt in Wednesday crash
Man sentenced in hit-and-run involving local woman
Awareness urged after fake money is found
Taser deployed during Hiawatha altercation
Missing boys found safe after search
Courthouse security criticized
Fire call at Hiawatha hotel
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Dogfighting allegations leave one man jailed
Mayetta woman tied to 4th burglary
Central Plains Organic Farmers Workshop
New KANZA Mental Health CEO hired
USD 113 board selects architect for Axtell project
Project set on U.S. 73 near Falls City
Open houses set for local windfarm
MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer
Missing boys found safe after search
Poll to determine Atchison Co graduation date
Click Here For All Stories

©2018 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report


Powered by Radio Media Group