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Board of Education

Lincoln Board of Education


The Lincoln Board of Education is committed to providing the highest quality education for all students in Lincoln Public Schools. The Board sees the primary mission of the schools to be the development of responsible adults:

  • who are productive citizens of a pluralistic community, nation and world;
  • who are prepared to learn throughout their lives; and
  • who are appreciative of the arts, history and culture.

As the elected governing body of the School District, the Board believes in sharing its decision-making processes with parents, students, other citizens and staff members. Board Members are elected by district to four-year terms and serve without pay.

Board Meeting Location and Time

Board meetings are normally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Both meetings are held at 6 p.m.

June through August 2013, meetings will be held at the Lancaster County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street.

September 2013 through May 2014, meetings will be held at the LPS District Office located at 5905 O Street.

Share Your Opinions

Opinions may be expressed to the Board in writing, and will be distributed to Board Members.

Written comments to the Board may be addressed to:

Lincoln Board of Education
Lincoln Public Schools
P.O. Box 82889
Lincoln, NE 68501

Meeting Broadcasts

All Board meetings are televised live on cable channel 5. All meetings are rebroadcast the following Thursday at 7 p.m. on cable channel 21.

Which district do you live in?

You can discover which board district you live in by searching the State of Nebraska Voter Information Center. Enter your information and then look for "LPS School Board DIST XX". XX is your board district.

School Board Members

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Kathy Danek

District 1
Term Expires: May 2017

Contact Info
4261 Knox
Lincoln, NE 68504
Home Phone: 402-464-8549

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Connie Duncan

ESU 18 Board Vice President
District 2
Term Expires: May 2019

Contact Info
2975 S 24th St
Lincoln, NE 68502
Home Phone: 402-419-0070

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Barbara A. Baier

District 3
Term Expires: May 2017

Contact Info
727 South 18th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Home Phone: 402-475-7291

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Annie Mumgaard

ESU 18 Board President
District 4
Term Expires: May 2019

Contact Info
1400 N 37th St
Lincoln, NE 68503
Home Phone: 402-325-6301

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Lanny Boswell

LPS Board President
District 5
Term Expires: May 2017

Contact Info
5000 S 63rd St
Lincoln, NE 68516
Home Phone: 402-483-4244

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Matt Schulte

District 6
Term Expires: May 2019

Contact Info
8501 Pinehill Lane
Lincoln, NE 68510
Home Phone: 402-937-9965

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Don Mayhew

LPS Board Vice President
District 7
Term Expires: May 2017

Contact Info
5041 South 30 Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
Home Phone: 402-730-0370

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Dr. Steve Joel

Superintendent of Schools

Contact Info
3801 S 14 Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
Work Phone: 402-436-1601

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James Gessford

Legal Counsel to
Board of Education

Contact Info
Suite 1400
233 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Work Phone: 402-476-9200

Board Agenda & Past Minutes

Board Meeting Video

Board News

2013 Board Meeting Dates

  • June 11
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 13
  • August 27
  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 12
  • November 26
  • December 10
  • 2014 Board Meeting Dates

    • January 14
    • January 28
    • February 11
    • February 25
    • March 11
    • March 25
    • April 8
    • April 22
    • May 13
    • May 19 (Org Meeting)
    • May 27