Highlights of 9/11 Lincoln Board of Education Meeting

The Lincoln Board of Education held a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 11, at Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 5905 O St.  The Board will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Math Readiness Project

The Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday approved submission of a $83,460 grant to Southeast Community College that would fund course coordination, student software and para-educator support for the Nebraska Math Readiness Project.

The project was developed to provide what they call a bridge to success for high school seniors who need to improve their math skills prior to entering and completing a college-level math course.  The math readiness course – a partnership across Nebraska between community colleges and public schools – will be offered to seniors who failed to show college-readiness on their ACT Math Exam.

The goal is to improve math readiness for seniors – by making more opportunities available to them, said Matt Larson, interim assistant to the superintendent for Instruction.

Property tax request

Last month, the Board of Education adopted the budget for the 2018-19 school year, and Tuesday the Board took an additional step necessary to make that budget happen: modifying and considering the official property tax request for the coming school year.   

This year the total proposed property tax request for the General Fund budget is about $232 million – and for the total LPS budget, about $272 million.  The Board will approve this item at the Sept. 25 meeting. 

Staff Celebration:

The Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday honored:

  • Becky Coatney, Food Service manager at Rousseau Elementary School, recently chosen as the 2017-18 Nebraska Manager of the Year by the School Nutrition Association.
  • Camelle Kinney, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Lincoln North Star High School, named a Teacher of the Year Merit Finalist by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Public Comment

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Published: September 11, 2018, Updated: September 11, 2018