NEBRASKA FEDERATION OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL PARENTS
Governing Board Members
The Federation was created in 1993 to increase Nebraska's Catholic School Parents grassroots efforts and visibility of Catholic School Parents representation in Nebraska's Unicameral Legislature. NFCSP’s by-laws state that individual membership is open to parents of Catholic-School students and to all others who are interested in promoting the purposes of the Federation, including grandparents of Catholic-School students and alumni of Catholic schools. The purposes of the Federation are set forth in its by-laws:
NFCSP themes include:
Federation Statement on Parental Choice
NFCSP also is guided by its official position statement on Parental Choice in Education, promulgated in 1996.
NFCSP Position Statement 9-16-96
Nebraska Parents who educate their children in non-government schools for religious or other reasons should be able:
Parents are not being treated fairly under the present educational finance system. All parents are subject to the State's mandate to educate their children, but are provided free instruction only in government schools. This creates an economic burden on parents who choose to meet the State's mandate by providing their children with education in non-government schools. The inequitable treatment of parents choosing non-government schools fails to recognize the cost savings they provide the State of Nebraska, and fails to promote their freedom in fulfilling their responsibility to provide the instruction they deem best for their children. Moreover, in those many instances where the parents are financially unable to assume the added financial burden, their choice is effectively denied. Accordingly, the present system needs to be modified in order to meet the above objectives and provide a fair and equitable system for the education of Nebraska children.
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Bishops' Letter on Educational Choice (October 1998)
Membership Enrollment Form
Parent Advocate Newsletters
2009 LB 67 the Elementary and Secondary Educational Opportunities Act, would allow Nebraska individuals, married couples, and businesses to receive a state income tax credit for contributions to School Tuition Organizations (or Scholarship Tuition Organizations) to assist children in enrolling at private elementary and secondary schools in Nebraska. An income tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in tax liability, as opposed to the treatment of a tax deduction, which only reduces tax liability by a percentage of the amount contributed.