Lincoln Public Schools

LPS Budget Information

Key Budget Dates for 2013-14 Budget:

February 26, 2013 Board of Education Meeting - Budget Calendar

March 1, 2013 State Aid and 2013/14 Budget Authority (LB408 moves date to June 1) and Allowable Reserve Percentage Certification

Approx. April 20, 2013 Gross Assessed Valuations from County Assessor

April - June, 2013 Executive Committee Works with Board Finance Committee

June 1, 2013 State Aid Certification (LB408 moves certification date from March 1)

June 1, 2013 2013/14 Budget Authority and Allowable Reserve Percentage Certification

June 5, 2013 End of Legislative Session

June 18, 2013 Budget Work Session, 6:00 p.m. at Bryan Center in Hawthorne Building at 300 S 48th Street

May-June Community/District Constituent Presentations

  • Presentation & Budget Forum at a County-City Building (555 South 10th Street) on June 25 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Presentation and Budget Forum at Lefler (1100 S. 48 Street) on June 26 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Presentations to Various Community/District Constituent Groups (Dates TBD)

  • Key Communicators
  • Community Curriculum Council
  • LIBA (Lincoln Independent Business Association)
  • LPS Parent Leader Group
  • Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Lincoln Neighborhood Alliance

July 23, 2013 ***NOTE CHANGE IN DATE AND PLACE*** Second Budget Work Session, 5:00 p.m. at City-County Building (555 South 10th Street)

August 4, 2013 Publication of Budget Hearings/Forums (LPS and ESU 18)

August 13, 2013 Public Hearing/Budget Forum (6:00 p.m.) and Budget Approval (First Reading) at City-County Building (555 South 10th Street)

August 20, 2013 Certified Assessed Valuation

August 27, 2013 Budget Approval (Second Reading/Action) at City-County Building (555 South 10th Street)

September 5, 2013 Publication of Property Tax Request Hearing

September 10, 2013 Property Tax Request Hearing and First Reading

September 24, 2013 Property Tax Request (Second Reading/Hearing)

 

Budget Work Session Presentation July 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013 Budget Work Session Presentation (Download slideshow)

 

Budget Forum Presentation 2013-14

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June 25 and 26, 2013 Budget Work Session Presentation (Download slideshow)

 

Budget Work Session Presentation June 18, 2013 on the Preliminary 2013-14 Budget

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June 18, 2013 Budget Work Session Presentation (Download slideshow)

 

2013-2014 Proposed Lincoln Public School's Budget Tool Kit

The slide show is used to present Lincoln Public School budget and financial information in an easy to read format. Click on "download slideshow" to view with the Acrobat reader.

 

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Executive Summary Excerpt:

Teachers and stuents in Lincoln Public Schools will continue to excel in the classroom and school activities during the 2013-2014 school year. In addition to developing a solid academic foundation in mathematics, literacy, and other basic academic skills, students will continue solving physics problems and working with calculus formulas, exploring science and world history, learning about other cultures and the global society, and developing an appreciation for the fine arts. Increased student achievement for all students through excellence in teaching and learning continues to be a clear expectation of the Lincoln community, and is the number one priority for Lincoln Public Schools.

State aid was certified on May 23,2013 for the 2013-14 budget. The Legislature in 2013 made a change to the state teacher retirement plan to permanently increase employee contributions to 9.78% of compensation.

With increasing expenditures and an uncertain source of future state funding, Lincoln Public Schools must carefully plan for the coming years. There are many questions about the future of financing public education in Nebraska that remain to be answered by the legislature.

Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) faces both challenges and opportunities in the coming year, and does so with a pledge to continue providing quality education for all students. Educators will keep a clear focus on teaching, learning, and student achievement. The Board of Education and administration will continue to focus on providing a quality education for a growing population of students with increasingly diverse needs.

The district annually reviews and updates its 10-Year Facilities Plan for new construction, renovation, and additional space needs. Saff came home this summer to the new district office at 5905 O Street. The district's centralized print shop and copy center was completed. Also the Donald D. Sherrill Educational Center construction was completed which now offers a more efficient and modern facility for our Behavioral Skills students. As part of the strategic plan, the superintendent has organized a facilities advisory committee to review the facility needs of the district and provide recommendations related to future facility needs.

More students will arrive at LPS in the 2013-14 school year. Textbooks and school supplies will cost more. The cost of utilities, fuel for buses and other operational costs will continue to rise. There will be an increase in the number of students who speak languages other than English, who have special needs, and who are living in poverty.

The LPS General Fund expenditure budget of $345,583,750 for the 2013-2014 school year represents a 4.64% increase from the previous year’s budget. This budget allocates 83.2% to instruction. This is consistent with the school district’s emphasis on teaching, learning, and increasing student achievement for all students. The assessed valuation increased by 2.68%. The total 2013-14 LPS property tax levy is slightly less when compared to the 2012-13 levy.

If you would like to view the entire executive summary including the charts and graphs, click here (View Executive Summary). You can view the budget document by clicking on the link above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the 2013-2014 Annual Budget Information

View the 2012-2013 Tax Levy and State Budget Document for LPS

View the 2012-2013 Annual Budget Information

View the 2011-2012 Annual Budget Information

View the 2010-2011 Annual Budget Information

View the 2009-2010 Annual Budget Information

View the 2008-2009 Annual Budget Information

 

 

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