Putting "Students First" means that every decision, policy, and initiative proposed by Bill McAllister prioritizes the well-being, education, and future of our students above all. It's a commitment to create an education system that adapts to the needs of every child, ensuring they have the tools, resources, and support necessary to thrive.

The "Common Sense" aspect of our campaign slogan highlights Bill's approach to education reform: practical, achievable, and grounded in reality. It’s about adopting strategies that have been proven to work, streamlining processes, and making the most of our resources without unnecessary expenditure. This approach ensures that educational reforms are not only visionary but also implementable and sustainable.


  • Enhanced Learning Outcomes: By focusing on student-centric policies, we aim to elevate learning outcomes across the board, ensuring that every child, regardless of their background or circumstances, has access to a high-quality education.

  • Pragmatic Solutions to Complex Problems: Bill's extensive experience in education has equipped him with the insight to propose realistic solutions to the challenges facing our schools. This includes addressing teacher shortages, improving curriculum relevance, and ensuring schools are safe learning environments.

  • Collaborative Success: Recognizing that it takes a village to raise a child, our campaign emphasizes collaboration among teachers, parents, administrators, and policymakers. By working together, we can create a supportive and effective education system.

  • Fiscal Responsibility: A commitment to common sense also means managing our resources wisely. Bill believes in investing in education while also ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and effectively, maximizing the impact of every dollar on student success.

  • Fundamental Aspects of Education: The What and The How : Putting students first means keeping educators focused on curriculum aligned to standards and teacher training. Bill's vision supports schools, teachers, and administrators in equipping children with the essentials for becoming career and college-ready.

"Students First with Common Sense" is not just a slogan; it's a philosophy that guides every aspect of Bill McAllister's campaign and, if elected, will guide his actions on the Nebraska State Board of Education.

It's about making informed, thoughtful decisions that benefit our students and, by extension, our future. Join us in supporting a leader who understands what our students need and has the practical solutions to make it happen. Together, we can ensure that our education system is a ladder to success for every child in District 3 and beyond.