The Lincoln Board of Education held a regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 5905 O St. The Board will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Property purchases and land exchanges
The Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday considered two proposals that involve property in Lincoln that could serve as potential future elementary school sites for Lincoln Public Schools. The Board will take a final vote on these proposals at the Nov. 13 meeting.
“We are positioning ourselves for the future,” said Scott Wieskamp, director of Operations at LPS, noting more property contracts will be coming before the Board in the coming months.
Land purchase: The Board considered the purchase of real estate, potentially suitable as an elementary site, generally located south of Rokeby Road between 70th and 84th streets. The land is currently owned by Rokeby Holdings, Ltd. The purchase calls for payment of $1.5 million – plus additional development costs.
Land exchange: In order to better utilize and develop the Wilderness Hills Area, the Board considered exchanging portions of LPS property with property owned by Lincoln Federal Bancorp Inc. – through what is called a Land Exchange Agreement. The exchange would leave LPS with a 17.7-acre land parcel in Wilderness Hills – a potential elementary school site – located between 27th and 40th streets, and Yankee Hill and Rokeby Road.
ConnectNow: Let’s Talk
Several years ago LPS contracted with K12 Insight to add an online, customer service solution called ConnectNow – a system marketed as Let’s Talk. The ConnectNow experience is not a call center, or a phone interceptor but one more way to contact the school district for answers online. Goals included: Creating a welcome open door (24/7), creating a wisdom warehouse, and providing an advance warning system.
A summary of highlights:
Policy change proposals
Revisions were proposed for the following LPS policies and will be up for a final vote on Nov. 13:
Lights On Afterschool is celebrated each October across the nation, dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. The October Student Celebration featured a group of stakeholders from our LPS Community Learning Centers, speaking about the importance of quality afterschool programs and their involvement in the local CLC Lights On Afterschool event (set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Belmont Recreation Center).
To view the entire Board meeting…
Go to: Livestream.com/lpsorg
Published: October 23, 2018, Updated: October 23, 2018