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  • Ned Meier
    (NP)

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How can your school district improve its use of technology, including broadband access, to foster better equity and educational outcomes?

What can be done to ensure the safety of students and teachers in your school?

As a school board member, how do you best advocate for your district's teachers and students in preparing students for the 21st century job market?

Occupation Agricultural Engineer/Farmer
Education BS Agriculture Engineering UNL MS Agriculture Engineering UNL MS Business Adminisration Bradley Univ.
Current Public Office, dates held none
Past Public Office, dates held NWHS Board of Education 1980-1988
Military experience US Army 1958-1960
Volunteer experience Church Boards and Committees
Address 720 Third Road
Marital Status Married
Age 81
Website http://none
Facebook http://none
Twitter @none
Technology is a double edge sword. You will either becomes its master or its slave. The only way to become technology’s master is to develop a high proficiency in basic academic skills. If this is not achieved, you will always be at the mercy of someone else’s values and priorities. Becoming technology’s master, you have the ability to use it to achieve your own priorities and your own goals. Basic academic skills are required to utilize technologies benefits.
The safety of teachers and students will be achieved by training staff in the use of fire arms and personal self defense. This would be done purely volunteer and personal consent bases. The entire community should be made aware that these conditions are present in the school and threats will be dealt with accordingly.
The number one priority of any K-12 educational system is to develop a strong proficiency in basic academic skills. These subjects are reading, oral and written communication, English grammar, math, science and American history. Northwest students currently score below the Nebraska average on the ACT exam. This is not acceptable or fair to our students. This very fact will place our students at a major disadvantage in the 21st Century and must be remedied.