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LPS looking to draw input from public on attendance area changes
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LPS looking to draw input from public on attendance area changes

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The public is invited to give feedback on Lincoln Public Schools' biggest overhaul of attendance areas in nearly 15 years at four forums in August.

LPS will hold three in-person forums: Aug. 3 at Scott Middle School, Aug. 4 at Meadow Lane Elementary School and Aug. 5 at Arnold Elementary, all starting at 5 p.m. A virtual forum will be held Aug. 9 at noon.

The forums will give the public a chance to give input and ask questions of the Lincoln Board of Education and LPS staff about changes to attendance boundaries at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

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The proposed changes, which would go into effect starting in the 2022-23 school year, come as the district prepares to open Lincoln Northwest High and Robinson Elementary School in 2022 and Standing Bear High in 2023.

The public can see a map of proposed attendance area changes and submit comments at lps.org/news/attendanceareas-2021/. The site also features a list of frequently asked questions.

District officials will use public input to make any changes to the proposal, which could go before the board for approval this fall.

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Zach Hammack, a 2018 UNL graduate, has always called Lincoln home. He previously worked as a copy editor at the Journal Star and was a reporting intern in 2017. Now, he covers students, teachers and schools as the newspaper’s K-12 reporter.

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