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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.
OPS Superintendent Cheryl Logan says the district has some of the finest programs she has seen. They're just not available to every student. That, she said, is why the district must make changes.
Omaha Public Schools has announced it will join other metro school districts in not offering remote learning next school year.
For the first time, mother and daughter OPS teachers both receive the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award in the same year.
Incumbent Pete Festersen is facing Sarah Johnson, a former bike shop owner, in the race to represent the Dundee, Benson and Florence areas on the City Council.
The new calendar pushes spring break from March 7 to 11 to March 14 to 18 and keeps May 27 as the end of the school year for students.
Omaha Public Schools officials on Wednesday gave a tour of Buena Vista High School, which is under construction at 60th and L Streets.