Citizens Education Academy


The Citizens Education Academy will provide Lincoln citizens a hands-on interactive public information program that familiarizes and gives them a true, behind-the-scenes sense of Lincoln Public Schools. The Academy will provide citizens with insight into how our school district works, promote open lines of community engagement and communication, provide opportunities for citizen feedback, and establish clearer understanding from both sides.


Participants will gain a better, deeper understanding of the school district and an increased sense of ownership in local schools — creating understanding advocates of public education in our community – and LPS will gain a better, deeper understanding of citizen perspective.


This unique, no-charge public outreach program will be open to approximately 30 people from our community (18 and older) with four sessions during the first semester — featuring a heavy dose of unique encounters. All sessions will happen in school settings.

Apply to participate

We are now accepting applications to the 2023 Fall Academy. Click the button below to submit your application. Notifications and information will be sent by August 30, 2023. For questions, please contact Mindy Burbach at

2023 Fall Schedule

All sessions will run from 5-8 p.m. starting with a tour of the building.
Participants are asked to commit to attending all four sessions.

September 13

Humann Elementary School

  • Welcome
  • LPS by the Numbers
  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • Student Services
  • Security

October 4

Northwest High School

  • Student Panel
  • Secondary Education
  • Focus Programs & The Career Academy
  • Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood

November 1

Park Middle School

  • Tour
  • Buildings and Bond Issues
  • School Finance
  • Federal Programs
  • Special Education

December 6

Lincoln High School

  • Getting Involved
    • CLCs
    • Athletics
  • Civic Engagement
  • Graduation