Lincoln Board of Education


The 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 Board meetings are televised live on cable channel 80/99. All meetings are rebroadcast the following Thursday at 6 p.m. on cable channel 80/99. 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.

Most Recent: Lincoln Board of Education

Broadcast: April 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM

School Board Members


Kathy Danek

Vice President

District 1

Term Expires: May 2017

4261 Knox
Lincoln, NE 68504
Home Ph: 402-464-8549


Richard Meginnis


District 2

Term Expires: May 2015

2720 Katy Circle
Lincoln, NE 68506
Home Ph: 402-489-2745


Barbara A. Baier

ESU 18 Vice-President

District 3

Term Expires: May 2017

727 South 18th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Home Ph: 402-475-7291


Ed Zimmer

District 4

Term Expires: May 2015

3350 M Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Home Ph: 402-430-7814


Lanny Boswell

ESU 18 President

District 5

Term Expires: May 2017

5000 S 63rd St
Lincoln, NE 68516
Home Ph: 402-483-4244


Katie McLeese Stephenson

District 6

Term Expires: May 2015

600 Lakewood Drive
Lincoln, NE 68510
Home Ph: 402-560-8070


Don Mayhew

District 7

Term Expires: May 2017

5041 South 30 Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
Home Ph: 402-730-0370


Dr. Steve Joel

of Schools

5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Work Ph: 402-436-1601


James Gessford

Legal Counsel to
Board of Education

Suite 1400
233 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Work Ph: 402-476-9200

Board Agenda
and Past Minutes

Board agendas and minutes may be accessed here

Policies and Regulations

Current Lincoln Public Schools Policies and Regulations are available for download here.

Board 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.

2014 Meeting Dates

  • May 27
  • June 10
  • June 24
  • July 7
  • August 12
  • August 26
  • September 9
  • September 23
  • October 14
  • October 28
  • November 11
  • November 25
  • December 9

2015 Meeting Dates

  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • May 18, Organizational Meeting
  • May 26

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".