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Why dismissing school early isn’t a realistic option

The most common comments Lincoln Public Schools received yesterday — other than just a general plea for a snow day from students — was to let our students go home from school earlier than scheduled. If you consider yesterday’s snowfall and the timing of the snow, our school district believes we would have made a tough […]

What is the criteria for a ‘snow day’?

There is no set criteria. Closing schools for inclement weather involves forecasts from multiple sources, projected wind and wind chill, temperature, accompanying precipitation, forecast throughout the day, and so forth. In addition, we work with the City of Lincoln to gauge their ability to clean streets and sidewalks, based on time and severity and type of snow […]

When tragedy strikes …

Newtown, Conn. – site of the most recent tragedy in a school – is 1,353 miles to the east of Lincoln. And yet the emotional impact stretched to Lincoln and beyond. As a fellow school district, the news shocked, concerned and gave pause to students, teachers, administrators and parents throughout Lincoln Public Schools. As often […]

Big events equal big week for press releases

Press releases are reserved for the biggest events LPS has, and we’ve sent out numerous press releases this past week, an indicator of great things happening. Seacrest Field turns 50 LPS Nutrition Program earns state’s first Gold honor Norwood Park named National Blue Ribbon School Roper Elementary hosting open house for new addition New Kloefkorn […]

Sneak peak of graduate stories on video

These videos were created for another project, and they highlight just a few stories of graduates with different experiences in Lincoln Public Schools. They are all short, and as I said … different.


Mindy Burbach
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