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

LPS Board Vice 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

LPS Board President
District 2
Term Expires: May 2019

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

Barbara A. Baier

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

ESU 18 Board President
District 4
Term Expires: May 2019

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

Lanny Boswell

District 5
Term Expires: May 2021

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

Matt Schulte

District 6
Term Expires: May 2019

8501 Pinehill Lane
Lincoln, NE 68510
Home Phone: 402-937-9965
Email: matt.schulte@lps.org

Don Mayhew

ESU 18 Board Vice 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

Superintendent
of Schools

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

James Gessford

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.

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.

2018 Meeting Dates

  • May 22
  • June 12
  • June 13—Board Retreat at Hillcrest Country Club
  • June 26
  • July 31
  • August 14
  • August 28
  • September 11
  • September 25
  • October 9
  • October 23
  • November 13
  • November 27
  • December 11

2019 Meeting Dates

  • January 8
  • January 22
  • February 12
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 9
  • April 23
  • May 14
  • May 20—Organizational Meeting
  • May 28

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”.