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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 


Kimball Students Testify At Legislative Hearing


February 11, 2021

For the Observer

Three Kimball High School seniors testified last week in the State Capitol during the LB 327 hearing for financial literacy. From left are Kimball teacher Jeri Ferguson, student Melai Casimiro, Sen. Julie Slama from Peru, who introduced the bill, and students Izaak Rohde, and Corey Gardner.

Three seniors from Kimball High School testified last week during a Legislative Hearing in the State Capitol in Lincoln. They are Corey Gardner, Izaak Rohde, and Melai Casimiro. All three students were proponents of LB 327.

LB 327 was introduced by state Sen. Julie Slama from Peru. It would make one semester of financial literacy or personal finance a requirement for high school graduation beginning in the 2022-23 school year.

The Kimball students expressed that they are unprepared for the barge of financial information about to hit them as they graduate. Their concerns centered on student...

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