Small Town Times September 2019 | Page 2

NEBRASKA READS Act In 2018, the Nebraska Legislature passed the NE READS Act. David Jespersen, Public Information Officer, Ne- braska Department of Education said in a 2019 press release, “The NebraskaREADS initiative emphasizes the need for pre-kindergarten through third-grade students to have access to high-quality instruction, and for strug- gling readers to receive targeted, individualized sup- port.” Students in grades pre-k through sixth have been receiving testing for targeted interventions, but now there will be more communication and documentation about students needing more support with reading in grades kindergarten through third. Litchfield Public Schools will be testing our students three times a year and providing targeted supports for them, as well as tips on how to help them become better readers. There will be more information to fol- low for families with students in kindergarten through third grade. - Litchfield Multi-Tiered System of Supports MTSS Leadership Team Litchfield FFA & FBLA are selling raffle tickets for 2 tickets to the Nebraska vs. Northwestern football game on October 5th. The tickets were donated by Scott & Susan Bice. Tickets are 1 for $4, 3 for $10 or 4 for $15. Contact Lynette Finley at [email protected] or Brian Johnson at bri- [email protected] at the Litchfield school if you would like to purchase tickets. The drawing will be held September 27th at the Litchfield vs. Amherst football game. Tickets will also be sold at the Litchfield vs Pleasanton football game and the Litchfield volleyball game on September 12 th .