1. Comprehensive school safety plan proposed by coalition – For more information: John Neal, firstname.lastname@example.org
The city of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools are coming together with the goal of: Safe and Successful Kids in our Community. To meet this goal, they are proposing multifaceted action that covers increased security, mental health resources and proactive measures. They propose establishment of a Joint Public Agency (JPA) – and are working together so citizens would not see an increase in the total tax levy, making it “levy neutral.”
The Lincoln Board of Education will hold a work session on the proposed JPA at 6 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Board Room at Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 5905 O St. The meeting will be livestreamed on the LPS website.
More info on the JPA: https://www.lps.org/post/detail.cfm?id=12783
2. High School Task Force recommendations shared April 24 – For more information: Liz Standish, email@example.com
Final recommendations from the Lincoln Public Schools Community High School Task Force, which was formed to study high school enrollment, priorities and facilities, will be presented at the April 24 Lincoln Board of Education meeting. The Task Force – made up of about 70 community citizens and LPS educators – was formed to investigate community options and priorities for serving high school students.
The Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Board Room at LPS District Office, 5905 O St.
3. BackPack Walk – For more information: Liz Standish, firstname.lastname@example.org
The eleventh annual Lincoln Public Schools BackPack Extra Mile Walk is set for 10 a.m. (some fun festivities begin earlier) on Saturday, April 28, at Lincoln East High School. In ten years of walking, LPS employees have raised over $1.5 million for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack program, which provides Friday food-filled backpacks to children who need help with nourishment over the weekends.
The two major goals of the walk are:
- Raising money for the hungry children of our community
- Educating our community about the needs of children at LPS
4. Encouraging budding teachers – For more information: Eric Weber, email@example.com
More than 50 Lincoln Public Schools students attended the school district’s annual Future Multicultural Teachers Workshop recently, a day-long workshop aimed to encourage culturally diverse students who have expressed interest in being teachers.
“The idea is to emphasize ‘home grown’ when it comes to recruiting teachers,” said LPS Multicultural School/Community Administrator Thomas Christie, who started the workshop nearly 20 years ago. “Hopefully, through events like this, we can help prepare current students to be some of our future teachers.”
To find out more: https://www.lps.org/post/detail.cfm?id=12774
5. Board honors – For more information: Steve Joel, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lincoln Board of Education has recognized:
- James Blake, LPS K-12 Science Curriculum Specialist, elected President of the National Science Education Leadership Association.
- Adam Bonesteel, LPS Assistant Director of Athletics and Student Activities, named Nebraska State Activities Association Assistant Activities Director of the Year.