Education Equity

Lincoln Public Schools is committed to the concept of educational equity for students, staff and patrons of Lincoln Public Schools. In all programs conducted by the school district, the dignity and worth of all human beings will be recognized. Such recognition shall be extended regardless of a person’s economic status, race, ethnic background, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or mental, physical or linguistic ability.

In addition it is the policy of Lincoln Public Schools to assure that all students have equal opportunity to take part in all school programs. The material used with students is to represent all types of people, both male and female, in a variety of jobs, skills and leadership. Lincoln Public Schools is committed to providing an environment free of harassment based on economic status, race, ethnic background, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or mental, physical or linguistic ability.

Notice of Nondiscrimination: The Lincoln Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status or economic status in its programs, activities and employment.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title VI: Discrimination or harassment based on race/color/national origin

Students
Russ Uhing, Dir. of Student Services/Equity Administrator, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510, (402) 436-1650 (duhing@lps.org)
Employees
Eric Weber, Assoc. Superintendent for Human Resources, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510, (402) 436-1575 (eweber@lps.org)
Others
Thomas Christie – Multicultural Administrator, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68501, (402) 436-1604 (christt@lps.org)

Title IX: Discrimination or harassment based on sex; gender equity

Eric Weber, Assoc. Superintendent for Human Resources, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510, (402) 436-1575 (eweber@lps.org).

Section 504

Russ Uhing, Dir. of Student Services and 504 Coordinator, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510, (402) 436-1650 (duhing@lps.org)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Marla Styles, ADA Coordinator, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68501, (402) 436-1579 (mstyles@lps.org)

Complaints or concerns involving discrimination or needs for accommodation or access should be addressed to the appropriate coordinator.

For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights in the U. S. Department of Education (OCR), please contact OCR at 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City, Missouri 64114, (816) 268-0550 (voice), or (877) 521-2172 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or ocr.kansascity@ed.gov.

Other Important Contacts

If you would like more information about the policy as it relates to curriculum, classrooms, practices, student activities or any part of school life, call any of the following:

For assistance or to express concern, call:
Russ Uhing, Equity Administrator (402) 436-1650, duhing@lps.org
In matters related to instruction, call:
Jane Stavem, Assoc. Supt. for Instr. (402) 436-1625, jstavem@lps.org
In matters related to homeless students call:
Bryan Seck, Homeless Coordinator (402) 436-1980, bseck@lps.org
In matters related to curriculum, call:
Jadi Miller, Dir. of Curriculum (402) 436-1634, jmiller7@lps.org
For assistance concerning special education, call:
Jenny Fundus, Dir. of Special Ed. (402) 436-1932, jfundus@lps.org

LPS District Offices: (402) 436-1000

Every effort will be made to find a fair solution.