The Seal of the Board of Education of Lincoln, NebraskaThe Lincoln Board of Education is committed to providing the highest quality education for all students in Lincoln Public Schools. The Board sees the primary mission of the schools to be the development of responsible adults:

  • who are productive citizens of a pluralistic community, nation and world;
  • who are prepared to learn throughout their lives; and
  • who are appreciative of the arts, history and culture.

As the elected governing body of the School District, the Board believes in sharing its decision-making processes with parents, students, other citizens and staff members. Board Members are elected by district to four-year terms and serve without pay.

Meeting Broadcasts

All meetings are broadcast live and rebroadcast on a variety of cable providers: Allo channel 23, Spectrum channel 1303, Windstream Kinetic Streaming TV Channel 31 and Windstream Kinetic IPTV Channel 1080. Past meetings are viewable here. Notices of the time and place of the Lincoln Board of Education meeting (Policy 8410) are e-mailed to an extensive list of local and regional news media. A mailing list is maintained at the Lincoln Public Schools District Office. A public notice is published in the Lincoln Journal Star.

Meeting Video

To view previous meetings, click on the link below then on this icon Livestream Archive Icon in the top right.

School Board Members

Kathy Danek

Photo of Kathy Danek, board member for district 1

LPS Board President
District 1
Term Expires: May 2021

4261 Knox Street
Lincoln, NE 68504
Home Phone: (402) 464-8549
Email: kathy.danek@lps.org

Connie Duncan

Photo of Connie Duncan, board member for district 2

District 2
Term Expires: May 2023

2975 S 24th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
Home Phone: (402) 419-0070
Email: connie.duncan@lps.org

Barbara A. Baier

Photo of Barb Baier, board member for district 3

District 3
Term Expires: May 2021

727 South 18th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Home Phone: (402) 202-1846
Email: barb.baier@lps.org

Annie Mumgaard

Photo of Annie Mumgaard, board member for district 4

ESU 18 Board Vice President
District 4
Term Expires: May 2023

1400 N 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
Home Phone: (402) 325-6301
Email: annie.mumgaard@lps.org

Lanny Boswell

Photo of Lanny Boswell, board member for district 5

ESU 18 Board President
District 5
Term Expires: May 2021

8340 Hollynn Lane, Apt 43
Lincoln, NE 68512
Home Phone: (402) 202-7797
Email: lanny.boswell@lps.org

Bob Rauner

Photo of Bob Rauner, board member for district 6

LPS Board Vice President
District 6
Term Expires: May 2023

5100 Valley Road
Lincoln, NE 68510
Home Phone: (402) 450-1859
Email: bob.rauner@lps.org

Don Mayhew

Photo of Don Mayhew, board member for district 7

District 7
Term Expires: May 2021

5041 South 30 Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
Home Phone: (402) 730-0370
Email: don.mayhew@lps.org

Dr. Steve Joel

Photo of Dr. Steve Joel, Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent
of Schools

5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Work Phone: (402) 436-1601
Email: sjoel@lps.org

Photo of Dr. Steve Joel, Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent of Schools

5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Work Phone: (402) 436-1601
Email: sjoel@lps.org

James Gessford

Photo of James Gessford, Legal Counsel to Board of Education

Legal Counsel to
Board of Education

Suite 1400
233 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Work Phone: (402) 476-9200

Photo of James Gessford, Legal Counsel to Board of Education

Legal Counsel to Board of Education

Suite 1400
233 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Work Phone: (402) 476-9200

Meeting Agenda

Policies and Regulations

Current Lincoln Public Schools Policies and Regulations are available for download here.

Lincoln CLC Board

The Lincoln Community Learning Centers Non-Profit Board is a nonprofit public benefit corporation to support charitable and educational purposes of students of Lincoln attending the Lincoln Public Schools. More information about the board’s objects and purposes along with meeting dates, agendas and minutes may be found here.

Recent Resolutions

Meeting Location and Time

Board meetings are normally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Both meetings are held at 6 p.m.. Meetings are held at the LPS District Office located at 5905 O Street.

2020 Meeting Dates

  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • August 11
  • August 25
  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 13
  • October 27
  • November 10
  • November 24
  • December 8

The Board of Education has waived the statements in Policy 8410 and set aside the existing two meeting per month schedule for May, June, and July of 2020 and replace the Board of Education’s meeting schedule to one meeting per month to be held on May 26, June 23, and July 28 of 2020 and then resume the regular two meeting per month meeting schedule as provided in Policy 8410 with the August 11, 2020, meeting, unless further action is taken by the Board or Board President.

2021 Meeting Dates

  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 13
  • April 27
  • May 11
  • May 17 (Organizational Mtg)
  • May 25

COVID-19 Protocols

Members of the public and media may access the meetings via live video streaming or by physically attending the meetings, which are subject to all national, state and local limitations on public gatherings associated with COVID-19.

Overflow accommodations may need to be implemented to ensure the health and safety of all in attendance.

Multilayer cloth face coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required for all individuals as they enter and leave LPS District Office and while attending Lincoln Board of Education meeting. This requirement is in alignment with the recommendations of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department for individuals in public settings when it is not always possible to maintain six-feet of physical distance and to protect other participants at the meeting who may be at higher risk or more vulnerable to COVID-19. If you would like to make a request to have an exemption to the face covering requirement to attend a Lincoln Board of Education meeting because of a medical or mental health condition, please contact the District 504 coordinator, Mr. Russ Uhing at (402) 436-1650, or duhing@lps.org. You will be required to share documentation of your medical or mental health condition that describes the conditions requiring the exemption at least two business days prior to the event, so we can engage in an interactive process to determine what if any accommodations may be provided.

Share Your Opinions

Opinions may be expressed to the Board in writing, and will be distributed to Board Members. Written comments to the Board may be addressed to:

Lincoln Board of Education
Lincoln Public Schools
P.O. Box 82889
Lincoln, NE 68501

Which District Do You Live In?

You can discover which board district you live in by searching the State of Nebraska Voter Information Center. Enter your information and then look for “LPS School Board DIST XX”. XX is your board district.

A board district map is available on the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s map page.  Just look for “Lincoln Public Schools Map”.