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Lawmakers to hear bill on school security funding

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LB 346 would authorize school districts to levy a tax and exceed budget authority for school security measures.

A bill that would give Nebraska public school districts the budget flexibility to improve and install safety measures in school buildings will be heard by the Legislature's Revenue Committee Thursday at 1:30 at the state capitol.

The bill by Senator Rick Kolowski would allow school board to levy one cent above the existing $1.05 levy limit to fund school security measures.  The local school boards would decide what form the measures might take.

"LB346 gives local control to school districts to protect students by updating security systems to meet that district's individual and unique needs," Kolowski said. "It's about making students, school staff and parents feel safe and secure in school, and giving school districts the ability to provide that security."

Kolowski has served as principal of Millard West High School for 15 years before his retirement.

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