The Nebraska State Fair Board is set to meet this Friday for the first time since approving the 2020 State Fair Budget, a budget that has seen dramatic decreases in projections and the termination of eight full time employees in hopes of not repeating the mistakes that were made in 2019, where the fair came in at 1.6 million dollars over budget.
Former Grand Island Mayor and State Fair Board Member Jeremy Jensen is hopeful the budget, which was presented, and approved at November Board meeting, will put the financial issues facing the Fair in the rearview.
Jensen spoke with KRGI News Director Tyson Havranek Wednesday afternoon.
The fair board meets Friday at 11am
Jensen Full Interview 12-11-19
Palmer, NE, December 12, 2019 – The staff at Palmer Public School in Nebraska will now have a quiet place to relax and recharge during the school day, thanks to a $7,500 School Lounge Makeover® from California Casualty. The new lounge was unveiled Tuesday.
“We are very appreciative to California Casualty for providing this for us,” said Palmer Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Joel Bohlken. “This will make a big difference because we really didn’t have a place for our staff to go for a moment to unwind and relax before heading back to the classroom,” he added.
Palmer English teacher and school librarian, Mary Gregoski, submitted the winning entry for the makeover. “This means we will now have a place of our own to get a short break before we return to the teaching environment. We are just so grateful that California Casualty thinks about educators,” she said.
The new staff lounge at Palmer School features a TV, two massage chairs, soothing “bubble water wall art,” coffee station, new tables, a refrigerator, and colorful paint and accessories. EON Office designers maximized the area for comfort.
The $7,500 School Lounge Makeover giveaway was created to provide educators a more conducive environment to take a break, share time, and revitalize during their long days at school. This is the 13th School Lounge Makeover provided by California Casualty since the program began in 2011.
“We’ve seen the dedication of administrators, teachers and staff firsthand and we’re proud to show our appreciation,” added California Casualty Sr. Vice President, Mike McCormick.
California Casualty has other giving programs that benefit public schools and educators, including:
· “Keep On Course” safe driving campaign where educators who take a pledge to avoid distracted driving can register to win a new Jeep Compass, www.WinAJeepCompass.com/NEA.
$2,500 Academic Award, providing money for educational materials and projects, www.EducatorsAcademicAward.
· $500 New Teacher Shopping Spree, www.WinWithCalCas.com
· $250 Music and Arts Grants, www.calcasmusicartsgrant.com
· $200 Help Your Classroom Grants to provide for classroom materials that benefit students, www.calcas.com/Help-Your-
Learn more about California Casualty and its giving programs at www.calcas.com/newsroom.
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