Omaha Public Schools officials want the community to weigh in on how to spend $280.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief money.
Cheryl Logan will earn an annual salary of $313,890 during the coming year — an increase from her current base salary of $300,000. The increase is her first since joining the district in 2018.
The judges affirmed the lower court's ruling that the district and the former principal of Davis Middle School did not have "actual notice" that teacher Brian Robeson was abusing a student.
Beginning next month, masks and face coverings will be optional in Omaha Public Schools buildings, the school board has decided.
Gov. Pete Ricketts issued three vetoes earlier this week. On Wednesday, the Legislature overrode all three.
Sen. Mark Kolterman was optimistic about overriding the veto of the OPS pension bill, noting that 38 senators voted for the bill on final passage.
The proposal for the transfer would enable greater efficiency and cost savings, while rightly requiring that OPS bear the sole responsibility for the pension obligations.
The school board voted to renew the district's contract with T-Mobile for one year. That means continued connectivity to the 56,400 iPads for students and staff this summer and next school year.
The bill says OPS remains responsible for its almost $1 billion pension shortfall. But Gov. Pete Ricketts says Nebraska taxpayers might someday get stuck with the bill, raising the prospect of a veto.
Omaha Public Schools has announced it will join other metro school districts in not offering remote learning next school year.
Omaha Public Schools officials want parents and staff to weigh in on the timing of and duration of breaks, the start and end of the school year and the timing of conferences.
The new high schools will be called Buena Vista, at 60th and L Streets, and Westview, at 156th and Ida Streets.
It's baffling that after so much complicated work and cooperation, the Ricketts administration would indulge in an eleventh-hour effort to sabotage the initiative.
The Omaha Public Schools board will vote Tuesday night on only a portion of the plan to implement academies and pathways at the district's high schools.
The rescue steps that have been taken are worthwhile, but the fund's liability problem is so huge it's going to take many years of focused attention to bring it to stability.
Joe Hanna died at the age of 86 on Feb. 10. The funeral home tracked the visits to the livestream and told the family that people from 22 states and two countries viewed the funeral online.
More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Omaha Public Schools board to halt a plan for academies and career pathways at the district’s high schools.
Unified backing from the Omaha Public Schools, its teachers union and a key Nebraska lawmaker may pave the way for the state to take over management of the district's troubled pension fund.
Better communication and reasonable flexibility for students are crucial if this OPS effort is to succeed.
A woman who has accused a former coach and security guard at North High School of sexual assault discusses what happened to her and why she decided to tell people about it.
Omaha Public Schools parents told the school board they have deep concerns and questions about the plans to bring academies and pathways to the district's high schools.
Skills learned in OPS' new high school academies, pathways will translate into success in college, careers and beyond, officials say. Critics say students are being forced into careers at young ages.
Omaha Public Schools parents said plans to implement academies and pathways at the district's high schools have been rushed and formed without enough community feedback.
A former security guard and coach at Omaha North High School has been accused of sexually assaulting a student, eventually impregnating her.