North Platte school board incumbent Mark Nicholson will run for re-election in May.
North Platte’s 2022 school board ballot had grown to four candidates as of Friday, with first-time candidates Emily Garrick and Cynthia O’Conn…
New board member Kirk Penner, who was sworn in Thursday, was critical of the change and questioned whether the board would have allowed more time for speakers last year if this policy was in place.
Two incumbents and a first-time candidate were first to enter Lincoln County’s May 10 primary as Nebraska opened its 2022 election filing seas…
All candidates for the May 10 primary and the Nov. 8 general election can file starting Jan. 5 under a new 2021 state law. Incumbents must file by Feb. 15 — even if seeking a different office — while all other candidates have until March 1.
Katie Sinsel claims she was unlawfully prevented from participating in school board meetings and then removed as a member of the school board.
The North Platte Public Schools Board of Education approved the bid for the Phase 4A of Adams Middle School’s HVAC project.
Hershey school board President Steve Koch was named the Ann Mactier School Board Member of the Year at the Nov. 19 annual conference of the Ne…
Youngkin’s signature issue was an unexpected one — education. He prevailed on the issue by both pledging to boost education funding and hammer…
The law change, enacted as part of Legislative Bill 285 last May, permanently delays the opening of the primary election filing period from Dec. 1 to Jan. 5 for all candidates.
“We showed how successful it can be, like when golf came to us, and how successful that program became,” said school board vice president Scott Clarke. Should Nebraska high schools offer fishing?
The tax rate, including Lake Maloney School bonds, is 1.136524 cents per $100 of valuation, which is a 0.01% decrease from the 2020 tax rate.
The Norris board approved a mask requirement for students from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade in a 4-1 vote at an emergency meeting Aug. 6.
"The revision is based on people's fears," an advocate said. "We know there are same-sex couples, LGBTQA+ people. … If you pretend those identities don't exist, you don't learn the reality about life as it is."
In letters and resolutions, school boards across the state are expressing common areas of concern, including that some of the standards are not age appropriate and intrude on parental rights.
"Make no mistake: critical race theory is an attack on our country's core values," Gov. Pete Ricketts says.
Superintendent Ron Hanson said the school board has the authority to reject part or all of whatever standards the State Board of Education might adopt after revisions are presented and comments are taken on them later this year.
The board approved the North Platte Para Educator Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for the district’s nonsupervisory classified staff for the 2021-23 contract year.
The draft standards include teaching students respect for people of all genders, gender expressions and gender identities.
“After reviewing the new health standards, there are some concerns regarding the content and the age appropriateness in which these standards will be taught, particularly in the human growth and development domain,” North Platte Public Schools Superintendent Ron Hanson said in an email.
Board member Ivan Mitchell voiced his displeasure with the communication process, saying a document that was sent to parents should not have been made public until it was vetted by the finance subcommittee.
The board’s final scheduled meeting of 2020 starts at 5:30 p.m. in the McKinley Education Center, 301 West F St.
In late August, the Nebraska Department of Education relaxed substitute teacher requirements to allow schools to fill the substitute teacher shortages.
Angela Blaesi, who would succeed retiring former school board President Mike Morrell, said she’s “very thankful” for Ward 2’s support.