Antwan Wilson, a Lincoln native who previously led urban school districts in Oakland and Washington, D.C., and Norfolk superintendent Jami Jo Thompson are among the candidates to make the shortlist.
Classes will be out Jan. 21, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 so teachers can work on lesson plans and help catch up quarantined students who've missed instruction.
In total, nearly 1,500 people shared input -- from what they see as the Lincoln district's strengths, to challenges, and finally what they hope to see in the next superintendent.
Joel announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that he recently tested positive and is experiencing minor symptoms as he works from home.
Under the new guidelines, LPS will require masks for everyone inside all LPS buildings and on buses before, during and after school.
We say that as many torches -- constant lights for years in Lincoln's growth -- are being passed. These transitions bring an air of uncertainty to 2022 -- but also a feeling of excitement and a breath of enthusiasm for what the future might hold.
Masks will still be required for all students, staff and visitors inside elementary schools when classes resume Jan. 5. Masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, in middle schools and high schools.
At Lincoln Public Schools, that decision will come Wednesday with officials set to announce any changes for when students return Jan. 5.
Members of the public outlined the strengths of LPS and challenges ahead in the first of three listening sessions that will guide the search for the district's next superintendent.
LPS will host two in-person town halls and one online for community members to provide input to Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, the search firm helping the district.
The LPS Scholar Equity Cadre empowers a diverse set of students to use their voice to advocate for others while inspiring real change at the district.
After LPS hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates last week to help lead its search, critics pointed to the firm's ties to a Virginia school district mired in controversy as well as troubled searches in other public school systems.
Over 1,500 children ages 5-11 were vaccinated at Lincoln High School on Saturday with three more clinics planned for this week.
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates has conducted over 1,500 executive searches in the past 30 years, including landing superintendents in 47 of the 100 largest school districts in the U.S.
The program helps students draw connections to local produce in the classroom, cafeteria and the community — and makes for some tasty, homegrown meals, too.
While Joel noted the mandate is solely the Health Department's decision, the superintendent said LPS meets weekly with Director Pat Lopez and other public health officials to discuss the community's response.
Six search firms -- all based in the Midwest -- sent proposals to the board over the past few weeks, outlining how they would conduct a search to identify candidates to succeed Steve Joel.
Lincoln Public Schools named Cavett Elementary principal Jeff Vercellino as the first principal of the new Robinson Elementary on Friday.
Students of color and community members hope whoever is tabbed to take Steve Joel's place will continue to build on a strong foundation that values equity, inclusion and diversity.
"It's just amazing," said Levi Wright, a fourth-generation descendant of Chief Standing Bear. "To be here and for this honor — a school — is awesome."
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Twenty-four teachers from across the city will lead the lessons in core instruction -- like English language arts and math -- which would be filmed during an in-person class and later uploaded online for students to access.
Unlike some districts in the state that take a more case-by-case approach, LPS' quarantine guidelines are fairly cut and dry.