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State Board of Education votes 5 to 1 to postpone new health standards

State Board of Ed Meeting
Posted at 11:46 AM, Sep 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 13:11:29-04

LA VISTA, Neb. (KMTV) — The State Board of Education has decided to postpone a vote on instituting new health standards in Nebraska schools that has generated heated controversy. The vote to postpone was 5 - 1.

The public comments have been contentious. In early August, 3 News Now Reporter Jon Kipper wrote that there was "cheering, booing and loud arguments" from members of the public at one of the hearings.

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On Friday morning Kipper reported that the board decided to wait before voting on the health education curriculum.

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