Senator Joni Albrecht Addressed Priority Bill, Highway Projects, NDE Standards For Her Latest Update

LINCOLN – The “Best States” rankings were released by U.S. News and World Report. Nebraska ranked sixth, up three spots from 2019’s rankings. The Cornhusker State ranked in the top ten for education, infrastructure, opportunity, and natural environment.

LB 281 will be Albrecht’s priority bill for this legislative session. This would require four hours of body awareness training from schools. It would be required for grades K-12, but different depending on age. The senator’s goal is to give students who are suffering from abuse a voice.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation revealed their list of highway projects. There are four highways receiving work in District 17 for 2021. Highway 35 near Southwest Hubbard, Highway 57 northeast of Norfolk, the Winnebago area of Highway 75, and the South Sioux City stretch of Highway 129 are the four highways set to be worked on in 2021.

State law indicates that the Department of Education (NDE) must alter their standards every seven years. Standards are changed every seven years in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and now health. NDE is seeking input from the public on setting health standards. A draft has been released. View the draft at this link. Contribute feedback here. Submit emails here. 

Senator Joni Albrecht encouraged her constituents to share their thoughts and questions with her by calling her office at 402-471-2716, or by emailing her office at