Certificate exemption for early childhood education teachers created

A bill meant to address a shortage of qualified early childhood education teachers in rural Nebraska received final approval by the Legislature April 11.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist48' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. John Stinner'>Sen. John Stinner</a>
Sen. John Stinner

Introduced by Gering Sen. John Stinner, LB803 as amended authorizes the state Board of Education to adopt rules and regulations that exempt a prekindergarten program from the requirement that all teachers and administrators in prekindergarten programs hold a valid certificate or permit.

The bill passed on a vote of 47-0.

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