FCSTN Legislative Workshop
FCSTN's Legislative Workshop was held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Nebraska State Capitol. There were 32 students from eleven different schools along with two state officers in attendance. Members were able to meet with their Senator as well as deliver FCS promotional materials to Senators who didn't have students from their districts attending. Attendees then heard from Jason Hayes, NSEA Director of Public Policy & Legislative Research, who spoke about current legislation that could impact education as well as basic information regarding the legislative process in Nebraska.
Governor Pete Ricketts was also able to come speak to the group about his job as governor & a variety initiatives he was working on. Attendees got a tour of the Capitol before eating lunch at the Scottish Rite. Members of the state officer team brough updates to the group before leading students in different icebreaker activities. Various committee meetings were available for attendees to sit in on in the afternoon. It was a great day of learning & advocating for FCS in Nebraska, and we look forward to another great event next year!
Future FCS Teacher Dinner
Since we were not able to have the Future FCS Teacher Dinner this year, we are reaching out to all of you to see if you had any additional students (other than those of you who have already filled this out) who are interested in becoming one of ‘us’ in the future. Instead of the dinner, we thought it would be nice to recognize these students in a different way, so I have attached the google form for you to fill out about any additional students you have that you would like to have us include. Here is the link to the form: Future FACS Teachers Dinner (it is the same one from the FCCLA State Leadership Conference registration). If you could also add a short message about any personal insights you have about them and why you are excited about their future within our profession. I’ll write up the text and send it back to you for approval before we publish it, so I appreciate your willingness to help us recognize these students.
I have also attached a copy of the updated the PP presentation that you can use and share with your students, administration, and community. This information can be shared in any way you need to promote FCS education or your program, so just let us know if you have any additional questions about our individual programs. Even though the links are there, each of us can send you information via email to share, too.
Each institution will also have some information and/or materials to share with these students, so we will be contacting you about that after we get the articles figured out. We appreciate everything you do to promote our profession to these future teachers. Without you and the connection you have with these students, we wouldn’t have near as many entering college to teach FCS. Your connection with them makes all of the difference. :’)