Published Online: April 20, 2010
Published in Print: April 21, 2010, as Nebraska Approves Performance Pay, K-12 Funding Boost

Capitol Recap

Nebraska Approves Performance Pay, K-12 Funding Boost

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments
Gov. Dave Heineman (R)
Legislature: 49*
*Nebraska's unicamercal legislature is nonpartisan.
Enrollment:
334,375

| NEBRASKA | Teacher performance pay may soon be coming to the Cornhusker State.

Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, signed into law last week a bill that would provide funding for such pay through solar- and wind-energy leases on more than 1 million acres of state-owned land. School districts will collectively bargain the details, and the statewide initiative will not go into effect unless at least 75 percent of the state’s school districts have the performance-pay model in their contracts by 2015 in order for any of the estimated $10 million annually to be disbursed.

In a year that saw 2 percent budget reductions for most other areas of state government, K-12 education will see a $18 million increase to the $1.7 billion in state aid.

Vol. 29, Issue 29, Page 24

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented