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February 18, 2011

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LPS evaluating all programs

by Deena Winter

One day my daughter came home from school and said her teacher told students that if they cared about Lincoln Public Schools’ focus programs, they should let the school district know because the LPS is analyzing the program’s merits.

I know LPS recently held a public meeting where just seven students showed up to show their support for the district’s focus programs. The paper said the public meetings are just one of 17 methods LPS is employing to come up with ways to improve the school district.

I asked Superintendent Steve Joel whether the district was thinking about getting rid of the focus schools, and here is his response, via e-mail:

The focus programs are currently being analyzed by the our student learning committee. Rather than focus on any specific area of LPS, I think it might be fairer to say that ALL programs are under review.

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  1. Jane H Kinsey
    Feb 19 2011

    Don’t hold your breath. My impression of Steve Joel is he is, like the two previous superintendents, overpaid and under worked.
    He is a good P.R. person and will get certain people in the community to agree to his desires-highly paid teachers. ritzy facilities for the kids and hit up the taxpayers who have no children to foot the bill.

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  2. Joe's Bro
    Feb 26 2011

    I hope Steve Joel is looking at 4 school days a week rather than the normal 5 days a week. I see immediate savings in busing, meals, heating or cooling, parents or day care’s make 2 less trips to the school and more.
    That should be a no brainer even for a Dr.

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