Governor Addresses Disrupted Learning Caused By Pandemic

(KFOR NEWS  March 15, 2022)  On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts will hold a press conference to encourage the Nebraska Legislature to support families of students whose learning was disrupted during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Governor’s budget recommendation to Senators includes $60 million in Family-Directed Education Recovery Accounts for lower-income families.  The funds would provide direct assistance for families of K-12 students to address learning loss caused by the pandemic.

Schools across Nebraska discontinued in-person learning in the spring of 2020 after the coronavirus came to Nebraska.  Many students also did not have access to in-person learning for portions of the 2020-2021 academic year due to local pandemic restrictions.

Thurston Senator, Joni Albrecht, has introduced legislative bill (LB) 1240 to appropriate federal funds (ARPA) for the education recovery accounts.

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