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Bill would let schools display child abuse hotline poster

Nebraska Unicameral
Posted at 4:06 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 17:09:59-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill that would let school districts display a poster showing the state's toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline.

Schools would have the option to place a poster in English and Spanish in an area of the building where it's likely to be seen. Sen. John McCollister of Omaha presented the measure Monday to the Legislature's Education Committee.

Schools could also post a link to the poster on their website. The bill would let the Nebraska Department of Education contract with an outside company or group to create the poster.

Department officials say they already have staff members who could create the poster with a minimal increase in expenses.