Highlights of 4/10 Lincoln Board of Education meeting

The Lincoln Board of Education held a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 10 at Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 5905 O St.

The Board will hold its next regular meeting on April 24 at 6 p.m. 

Chromebook purchases approved

The Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday approved the purchase of Chromebooks in the next annual instructional technology cycle for Lincoln Public Schools students.  

Research has indicated that a slightly costlier version of the touch screen is a good investment for high school students. So for the next cycle of purchases, the Board approved touch Chromebooks for ninth grade students (3,300) who will use them throughout their high school years, and standard Chromebooks for sixth grade students (3,000) who will use them for their middle school years. 

The approval awarded a $1.9 million contract to Dell EMC Inc. 

School meal prices

The Board Tuesday approved a ten-cent increase in new prices for LPS meals next school year:

  • Elementary Student Full-Priced: $2.45                       
  • Middle School Student Full-Priced: $2.65                      
  • High School Student Full-Priced: $2.80   

Southeast, Southwest swimming pools

The Board of Education approved modifications of the swimming pools at Southeast and Southwest high schools – contracting with Cheever Construction Company to make modifications related to filtration and environmental pool conditions.

Annexed Land

The Board of Education assigns school attendance areas to property newly annexed or platted to the city of Lincoln.  This action establishes school attendance areas prior to the sale of residential lots, allowing purchasers to know what schools their children will attend.

The City of Lincoln has annexed two parcels of land for which the Board Tuesday approved attendance areas. 

  • Wandering Creek, Annexation Ordinance #20627, for 2017-18 school year:  Pyrtle Elementary School, Lux and East.
  • Dominion at Stevens Creek, Annexation Ordinance #20630, for 2017-18 school year:  Meadow Lane Elementary School, Culler Middle School and East.

Public Comment

There were community people who came and spoke at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting in the public comment section of the agenda. To watch the full Board meeting go to the following link and scroll down to Board of Education meetings: 

Staff Celebrations

The Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday recognized:

  • James Blake, LPS K-12 Science Curriculum Specialist, elected President of the National Science Education Leadership Association.
  • Adam Bonesteel, LPS Assistant Director of Athletics and Student Activities, named Nebraska State Activities Association Assistant Activities Director of the Year.

Published: April 10, 2018, Updated: April 10, 2018