pic.twitter.com/8ur3NPcmxX— HuzkerDan (@HuzkerDan) June 20, 2019BRB, gonna go run through a brick wall— Ben Spiegel (@bspiegel16) June 20, 2019Frost is heading into his second year with the team following a very disappointing 4-8 campaign last season.Though the team started the season 0-6, they recovered by winning four of their last six, including two very close losses to Ohio State and Iowa.Nebraska will have the benefit of an experienced starting quarterback in Adrian Martinez, as well as two of his top three receivers from last year.The fan base is certainly excited for the coming season. We’ll have to wait and see if Frost’s message translates onto the field. LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during pregame activities before the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Memorial Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Scott Frost’s first year at the helm for Nebraska certainly didn’t go the way he expected. But if the hype video he dropped on Thursday is any indication, any struggles they may have next season won’t be for a lack of preparation.Frost’s video showed the Nebraska team working out on the beach while Frost’s booming voice warns them against cutting corners. The exercises included intense endurance training on the sand and in the water.The reaction from fans and former players to the video was intense, with just about all of the commenters unable to contain their excitement. One of the common themes was that they would be willing to run through a brick wall for Frost. pic.twitter.com/GS9yKzGgWt— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 20, 2019
Quality education for students will continue to be the priorityas the South Shore, Tri-County and Strait district school boardsmove to regional school board status in August 2004. Cabinet approved today, April 22, the recommendation to move thedistrict boards to regional status in time for the fall 2004school board elections. In 2000, the former Southwest Regional School Board was splitinto two district boards: the Tri-County and South Shore pilotdistrict educational boards. These district boards shared aregional service provider, which was responsible for managingfacilities, transportation, human resources and providingfinancial services support. The arrangement allowed the Tri-County and South Shore boards to focus on education. This structure, separating facility and administrative supportfrom educational matters, was extended to the Strait in 2002. Thelegislation that enabled both pilot boards will expire in October 2004. The amendment to move these boards back to regional status, withresponsibility for both education and facilities, will beintroduced under the Financial Measures Act in this legislativesession. It will include a provision that will allow the SouthShore and Tri-County boards to share administrative services.Tri-County supports such an approach. The Strait’s configurationis not conducive to the shared services model. “The Tri-County, South Shore and Strait school boards have allworked hard throughout the pilot projects to deliver a qualityeducation to students in their districts,” said EducationMinister Jamie Muir. “The new model will respect their work todate and provide for continued success.” The South Shore, Tri-County and Strait boards have all asked torevert to regional board status, but agreement about the newadministrative structure how, the new boards will operate hasonly been reached with the Strait board. Discussions continue with the Tri-County and South Shore boards.Representatives of these school boards and senior staff from theDepartment of Education have met many times over the past fourmonths to explore how to best establish a regional board withoutadding additional administrative costs that could divert fundingfrom the classroom. The meetings were the opportunity for theboards to contribute to new governance structures that would besustainable over time. A shared services model was discussed. “We know that shared services will work in the South Shore, butwe’re not satisfied that the proposals we’ve seen will protectresources for the classroom,” said Mr Muir. “There is more workto be done.” The department’s analysis found that the proposals from the Tri-County and South Shore school boards were not sustainable and hadinsufficient support services for information technology, humanresources and finance. The omissions would have a negative impacton the delivery of education programs to students and supportservices to staff. For example, the most recent proposal from the boards for twofull-service models, showed a need for at least $700,000 inadditional operational costs to make it sustainable and providenecessary support services. The department was concerned this shortfall in funding couldtranslate into salaries for at least 12 teachers. In addition,about $300,000 in one-time transition costs were not consideredand seven jobs could have been eliminated in the South Shoreoffice. The proposal did not include a plan to place these staffelsewhere. This proposal was not accepted. The department intends to work closely with the South Shore andTri-County boards to help them develop shared services that willbe effective and have the proper accountabilities in place. Partof the discussion will include reviewing shared service models inother organizations. “The department shares responsibility with the school boards tomake the new governance model work,” said Mr. Muir. “We will worktogether to ensure a smooth transition for students, staff,parents and others.” Meetings with the Tri County and South Shore boardrepresentatives will continue in the coming weeks.