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Highlights of 6-12 Board of Education meeting
The Lincoln Board of Education met for a regular meeting on Tuesday evening, June 12, in the City Council Chambers. The meeting is broadcast live on channel 5. The next Board meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26.
Contract agreement ratified for LPS educators, 2012-2014
The Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday approved the negotiated agreement that provides a two-year contract with Lincoln Public Schools teachers and educators for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.
The Lincoln Education Association previously voted and approved the agreement.
The contract provides a 2.5 percent increase for 2012-13 and a 1.89 percent increase for 2013-14. The percentage increases incorporate all costs including salaries and benefits: health insurance, Social Security and retirement.
This contract covers certificated staff that includes teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians, speech language pathologists, special education teachers, social workers, school psychologists and others.
The vote was six to one – with School Board member Katie McLeese Stephenson voting against the contract. "In good conscience I cannot vote for this contract because of the treatment of the school psychologists in this agreement."
The District at O Street: New name for LPSDO development
The new development at 59th and O streets – where the LPS District Office building will be constructed – will be called The District at O Street, a name approved by the Board of Education Tuesday.
The name was a compromise among various groups: the Community/LPS Naming Committee and Continuum Partners (the developer for the site).
A proposal from LPS staff recommended a slight reduction in bus routes for the coming school year, cutting these routes:
- English Language Learner routes from Roper Elementary School to Lakeview Elementary School, because ELL Lakeview students will now be served in their neighborhood school.
- ELL routes for Schoo Middle School with students served closer to their home school at Culler Middle School.
- A reduction in transportation for some special education students.
The School Board will take a final vote on the transportation plan at the June 26 meeting.
School Board citations
The Board of Education honored six LPS schools that have been recognized by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as "Recognized ASCA Model Programs" (RAMP). Those schools are Lincoln East, Northeast and Southwest high schools, Pound Middle School, and Randolph and Zeman elementary schools.
Published: June 12, 2012
Updated: June 12, 2012