The Lincoln Board of Education held a regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 5905 O St. The Board will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
United Way Community Campaign Update
This year Lincoln Public Schools increased their participation rate in the annual LPS Combined Giving Campaign to 34 percent (compared to 23 percent last year), raising more than $147,500, according to a campaign update presented to the Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday by Betsy Tonniges, who coordinated the campaign at LPS.
“I see so much overlap between the mission of United Way and Lincoln Public Schools,” said Brian Wachman, executive director of United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County. “Thank you, this means a lot, all these funds will go out to people who really need it.”
This year the top three LPS schools contributing the most to the campaign – also the top three secondary schools – were:
The top three LPS elementary schools were:
The LPS schools with the greatest increase this year were:
Annual Financial Audit
State law requires that the school district conduct an annual financial audit, and Tuesday officials reported on the audit – giving LPS what Board President Connie Duncan called “a clean bill of bill.”
Representatives from HSMC Orizon CPAs, LLC, the independent auditor for LPS, pronounced positive reports for the 2017-18 audits for both the school district and for Educational Service Unit No. 18.
Board member Don Mayhew said: “My opinion…is we have a lot of very intelligent, hard-working people who do something very difficult, and they do it well. That is good news to all of us.”
Attendance areas approved for newly annexed property
The Board of Education assigns school attendance areas to property newly annexed to the city of Lincoln. The Board Tuesday approved attendance areas for newly annexed property – near North 84th and Holdrege streets – as Meadow Lane Elementary School, Culler Middle School and Lincoln East High School.
Fruits and vegetables
The Board approved final bids for the purchase of frozen and canned fruits and vegetables for use by LPS Nutrition Services for all schools. Approved are:
The Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday heard a presentation from Kent Steen, curriculum specialist for Computer Science, and Lincoln East High School junior Pranav Rajan, who co-founded Code For Change, a computer science education organization based in Lincoln.
One Lincoln citizen gave public comments Tuesday evening. To view the meeting go to: Livestream.com/lpsor
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Published: November 27, 2018, Updated: November 27, 2018