- Two new LPS facilities open this fall – For more information: Mary Kay Roth, email@example.com
Dedications set for:
- Sally G. Wysong Elementary School, dedication 2 p.m. Sept. 18.
- Bill Nuernberger Education Center (middle school program for students with behavior issues), dedication 2 p.m. October 9. (A special news media day is also scheduled for Friday, July 22, so reporters can get an early peek at this Center.)
2. LPS Summer School graduation – For more information: Jane Stavem, firstname.lastname@example.org
For over 1,300 Lincoln Public School students, summer school provides them an opportunity to get one step closer to their goals. Approximately 95 of those students were able to obtain their high school diploma in July as the six-week summer school program closed.
Lincoln North Star Principal Vann Price told students during the ceremony when she thinks about summer school graduation, the word endurance comes to mind. “Endurance in this instance might be defined as the ability of an individual to exert him or her self and remain active for a long period of time, as well as their ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to fatigue,” said Price.
Video, story, photos from the LPS Summer School graduation ceremony: http://lps.org/post/detail.cfm?id=11032
3. New Steve Joel Blog – For more information: Steve Joel, email@example.com
LPS work defined as we look forward to the reality of coming school:
4. Latest LPS podcast – For more information: Zachary Baehr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Math class may be different this coming school year, but how much will you notice? Hear from a teacher, instructional coordinator and principal about the pilot program for math curriculum at eight elementary schools. Go to: http://home.lps.org/podcast/
5. LPS reminds families of health requirements – For more information: Marge Theele, email@example.com
Lincoln Public Schools is notifying and reminding families of the health requirements for the upcoming school year. Students entering school (preschool, kindergarten and transfers from out of state) need to complete and submit evidence of medical examinations and immunizations. Seventh-grade students need to complete an immunization and physical exam. For more info: http://www.lps.org/post/detail.cfm?id=11037
6. Highlights of proposed 2016-17 LPS budget – For more information: Liz Standish, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The proposed Lincoln Public Schools budget provides appropriate staffing, services, supplies and resources to address significant growth in LPS student enrollment. LPS estimates an increase of 950 more students for 2016-17 – following a growth of 7,500 students in the past ten years – growth that means LPS will teach almost 41,000 students in the coming school year.
- Taking into consideration Lincoln’s taxpayers and the current economics of the community, the school district is estimating a very slight decrease in the total LPS tax levy.
- The budget continues to focus on providing continued quality education – recognizing that a quality education system is a long-term investment, not simply an expenditure – and our community, our businesses, our families, our students deserve a great school system.
- The 2016-17 expenditures for LPS will total about $402 million – a 5.95 percent increase over the previous year.
- According to the most recent statistics, LPS ranked 227th out of 245 school districts in Nebraska in per pupil spending – LPS spent $10,576 per pupil compared to the state average of $11,619.
** Anyone interested in having information about the LPS budget presented to their community group is encouraged to contact LPS by calling (402) 436-1635, or emailing Liz Standish at email@example.com.