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Misleading social media post about North Star High School from two years ago resurfaces

It seems that an old social media post with false information about North Star High School in regards to the American Flag has recently made it’s rounds again on social media causing quite a stir.  Since some people may not have been able to receive the full story from us on that day almost two years ago, here is what really happened…

About our ‘new’ customer service center

To clarify the recent approval of a customer service solution by our Board of Education earlier this week:  The Lincoln Public Schools ‘customer service center’ is staffed with 8,000 employees from our schools and district office. We will continue to handle the thousands of questions we receive daily via email, phone or in person, even […]

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 […]

RUMOR: Yoga pants are being banned by LPS – FALSE

Yoga Pants, stretchy knit pants designed to be worn for yoga or other exercise, are NOT being banned. This rumor was ‘rumored’ to be started at two different high schools, then made it’s way to Twitter and included a few more high schools. A really bad photoshop image and some offline conversation apparently fooled a few […]

More about the ‘school choice’ policy

We’ve had people recently ask us about the school choice policy, where students entering ninth grade can attend any of our six high schools. The answer comes from Pat Hunter-Pirtle, director of Secondary Education, and John Neal, former director of Secondary Education, and currently an asst. superintendent: The basic reason is that for many different […]


Mindy Burbach
Director of Communications
mburbach@lps.org | 402-436-1609

P.O. Box 82889
Lincoln, Nebraska 68501