Highlights of 1/9 Lincoln Board of Education meeting
The Lincoln Board of Education held a regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 5905 O St. The Board will hold its next meeting on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.
LPS growth means many things
Continued and significant student enrollment growth impacts Lincoln Public Schools in a wide breadth of ways – as evidenced by a few examples from the Jan. 9 Lincoln Board of Education meeting.
LPS is continuing to increase the bus fleet while also replacing older vehicles.
The Board of Education assigns school attendance areas to property newly annexed to the city of Lincoln or newly platted. This action establishes school attendance areas prior to the sale of residential lots, allowing purchasers to know what schools their children will attend.
The Board will vote final approval on all these issues at the Jan. 23 Board meeting.
The Board approved submission of a grant request to the United Way to help continue to support the Two Generations – Family Literacy project.
The Board heard proposed requests for submission of:
A $67,000 grant to Steelcase Education to support renovation of classroom space at Lefler Middle School. Lefler proposes to redesign a current classroom in order to create a space that is more conducive to problem-based learning. As part of the requirements for an award, Lefler will research, explore and compare student engagement strategies as part of this new design, including both problem-based and project-based learning experiences. If awarded, Lefler will serve in an experimental capacity for the district, as other middle schools gravitate toward such environments of innovation.
A $519,500 federally-funded 21st Century CLC grant application to the Nebraska Department of Education over a five-year period to help support Community Learning Centers at Everett and Lakeview elementary schools and Mickle Middle School. Community partners that have been identified to serve as the CLC lead agencies and to assist in the planning and service provision include: Lincoln Parks and Recreation, Willard Community Center and the YMCA. Core program activities will include homework/academic support, enrichment activities, recreation and leisure, character education and development, and service learning as well as activities to support nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
The Board will vote final approval on the Lefler Learning Center and Community Learning Center applications at the Jan. 23 Board meeting.
Several people shared concerns over high school students congregating in their neighborhood. Lincoln Board of Education members volunteered to organize a neighborhood meeting and invite additional, relevant groups and organizations.
The Lincoln Board of Education recognized:
Published: January 9, 2018, Updated: January 9, 2018