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 and Windstream Kinetic 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

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

LPS Board Vice President
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

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

LPS Board President
District 5
Term Expires: May 2021

5000 S 63rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
Home Phone: 402-483-4244
Email: lanny.boswell@lps.org

Bob Rauner

Photo of Bob Rauner, board member for district 6

ESU 18 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

ESU 18 Board President
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

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

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.

2019 Meeting Dates

  • May 28
  • June 11 at 4:30 PM—Work Session
  • June 11
  • June 12 at 5:00 PM—Board Retreat at
    Hillcrest Country Club
  • June 13 at 5:00 PM—Public Forum
  • June 25 at 4:30 PM—Work Session
  • June 25
  • June 27 at 7:00 PM—Public Forum at Lincoln North Star
  • July 30
  • August 13
  • August 27
  • September 10 at 4:30 PM — Work Session
  • September 10
  • September 18 at 5:00 PM—Work Session
  • September 24
  • October 7 at 4:30 PM—Work Session
  • October 8
  • October 22 at 4:30 PM—Work Session
  • October 22
  • November 12 at 4:30 PM—Work Session
  • November 12
  • November 26
  • December 10

2020 Meeting Dates

  • January 14
  • January 28
  • February 11
  • February 25
  • March 24
  • April 14
  • April 28
  • May 12
  • May 18 —Organizational Meeting

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”.