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 meetings are broadcast live and rebroadcast on a variety of cable providers: Allo channel 23, Spectrum channel 1303 and Windstream Kinetic channel 80. 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.

Meeting Video

School Board Members


Kathy Danek

LPS Board Vice President

District 1

Term Expires: May 2021

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


Connie Duncan

LPS Board President

District 2

Term Expires: May 2019

2975 S 24th St
Lincoln, NE 68502
Home Ph: 402-419-0070


Barbara A. Baier

District 3

Term Expires: May 2021

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


Annie Mumgaard

ESU 18 Board President

District 4

Term Expires: May 2019

1400 N 37th St
Lincoln, NE 68503
Home Ph: 402-325-6301


Lanny Boswell

District 5

Term Expires: May 2021

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


Matt Schulte

District 6

Term Expires: May 2019

8501 Pinehill Lane
Lincoln, NE 68510
Home Ph: 402-937-9965


Don Mayhew

ESU 18 Board Vice President

District 7

Term Expires: May 2021

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

Next Meeting

Next Meeting: May 22, 2018
Full meeting dates calendar below

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.

2017 Meeting Dates

  • May 23
  • June 6—Board Retreat at Nebraska Club
  • June 13—Budget Work Session at 4:30 p.m. then Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • June 27—Public Forum at 5 p.m. then Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • June 29—Public Forum at 7 p.m. at location to be announced
  • July 11—Budget Work Session at 4 p.m. (No Board Meeting)
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 22
  • August 31—Work Session on Strategic Plan at 4 p.m.
  • September 12
  • September 26
  • October 10
  • October 24
  • November 14
  • November 28
  • December 12

2018 Meeting Dates

  • January 9
  • January 23
  • February 13
  • February 27
  • March 27
  • April 10
  • April 16—Work Session at 6 p.m.
  • April 24
  • April 30—Joint Public Agency Community Forum, 7:30pm at Southwest High School
  • May 8
  • May 21—Board Organizational Meeting

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".