Highlights of the 10/24 Lincoln Board of Education regular meeting

The Lincoln Board of Education met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Lincoln Public Schools Steve Joel District Leadership Center, 5905 O Street. 

First reading

Policy 3760 - Safe Driving Record Standard for Drivers

The Board of Education periodically reviews and revises policy to align with current practices or requirements.

The Safe Driving Records Standard for Drivers sets forth a standard for pupil transportation vehicle drivers.  One of the requirements for obtaining a pupil transportation operator’s permit is that the person has a record of satisfactory driving as determined by Lincoln Board of Education policy.

Revisions to Policy 3760 are recommended by the Board Planning Committee to more closely align with Human Resources Policy 4790.

The Board will hold a second reading and vote at the next meeting.

Second reading

Newly annexed property to the City of Lincoln

The Board of Education assigns school attendance areas to property newly annexed 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 proposal assigns the newly annexed area of East Dominion Estates to Robinson Elementary School, Culler Middle School and East High School.

The Board voted to approve the assignment.

Policy 4760- Standards of Ethical and Professional Performance- Certificated Staff

New circumstances or changes in legislation or regulation from the state or federal government requires the school district to make minor updates to align existing policy without changing the original leadership or organizational intent of the Board.

Policy 4760 is being amended to clarify that teachers have a responsibility to read and comply with expectations set forth by formal plans that address student needs. 

The Board voted to approve the revisions.

Superintendent Update

LPS Superintendent Paul Gausman provided an update during the meeting. 

Gausman reminded the community about the virtual meeting on Monday, Oct. 30 to provide feedback on the Preliminary Proposed Strategic Plan. Individuals can register to receive a Zoom link by going to the website: https://home.lps.org/strategicplan.

Also in the update, Gausman congratulated the student-athletes and coaches that represented Lincoln Public Schools in state contests over the past couple of weeks. 

Gausman ended his update by thanking building principals during National Principals’ Month. 

“Our principals work countless hours serving our students, our families, our staff and our community. Their passion for education and their genuine care for each student shines through in everything they do,” said Gausman. “They create an environment where learning thrives, and where students feel supported, valued, and inspired. Their commitment to excellence sets a standard that motivates both staff and students in the culture of each building to strive for their best.”

Public comment

There were two individuals that addressed the Board during public comment. You can watch the public comment as part of the full meeting video here.

Glimpses of LPS

We open every Board meeting with a video that highlights Lincoln Public Schools. Tuesday’s Glimpses featured Farm to Schools with our Nutrition Services Staff. 

Published: October 24, 2023, Updated: October 24, 2023