Civics Requirement

LB399- Bennington Civics Requirement


In 2019, the Nebraska Legislature adopted LB 399, a law requiring all Nebraska schools to incorporate an additional Civics requirement in order for students to graduate. According to the legislature, the goal of this law is to “ensure that Nebraska’s schools will continue to prepare students to be competent and responsible citizens who engage in public debate knowledgeably and in a civil manner.” Districts were given three suggested options to fulfill this requirement: 1) civics/naturalization test, 2) paper/project on an important American historical figure, or 3) attendance of a public meeting. The option selected by the Bennington School Board was to have students attend a public meeting and write a subsequent reflection.


What does this mean for Bennington students?

All students graduating from Bennington High School must fulfill this requirement. This requirement can be filled at any point during a student’s high school career.


How do students fulfill the requirement?

  1. Print the “Bennington Civics Requirement: Meeting Organizer” (front and back)
  2. Select a meeting from the provided Meeting Menu.
  3. Attend the meeting, complete and submit the Meeting Organizer within one month of the meeting date.
  4. All forms must be submitted to Mrs. Guynan by April 6. Seniors who have not done so will be required to attend the

             April School Board meeting in order to graduate. 

Questions? Please contact Dr. Lamberty, Mr. Wieme, or Mrs. Guynan


IMPORTANT NOTES: 


1) These meeting dates/times are subject to change. Students are STRONGLY encouraged to check the website and/or call the office before attending to confirm date/time. 


2) If students wish to attend a meeting not listed below, they must get approval from Dr. Lamberty or Mrs. Guynan PRIOR to attending the meeting.

Organization and Website:

Bennington Board of Education

Bennington City Council

Bennington Planning Commission

OPS Board of Education

Omaha City Council

Meeting Dates/Times:

2nd  Monday of Month

6pm

2nd Monday of Month

6:30pm

Last Wednesday of Month

6pm

Alternating Mon/Wed (see website)

6:30pm

Tuesdays

2pm

Location:

11620 N. 156 St.

Bennington, NE

15505 Warehouse St.

Bennington, NE 68007

15505 Warehouse St.

Bennington, NE 68007

3215 Cuming Street

Omaha, NE 68131

1819 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68183


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