A release of information form, giving LHS permission to release information about your student to outside agencies, or to give permission for agency representatives to visit with your student at school, can be found here.


A NEW FREE AND REDUCED APPLICATION must be filled out for the 2018-2019 school year! Free and reduced applications are not renewable. You may receive a letter from Lincoln Public Schools Nutrition Services Department stating that your child has received free school meal benefits as part of Direct Certification. Direct Certification matches State records with Lincoln Public Schools records. Households enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps benefits; Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits; or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance; bypass the standard application process and are “direct certified” for free school meals.

 The application for Free/Reduced meals can be filled out online here:


It can take several days for the application to be approved, so please plan accordingly until your application is approved. LPS District Office notifies family by mail when their application has been approved or denied.

**Proof of qualification in this program is necessary for the Learn to Dream Scholarship through SCC.


Community Service Opportunities – GOPO Hours

As per the LPS District Office:

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of summer opportunities.  Consult our community service directory, talk to a counselor or Government & Politics teacher in your building, or contact one of the many non-profits in Lincoln for more opportunities.  Don’t forget to document your hours with the student contract/log.

Follow this link for Community Service Opportunities.


Employment for Minors

Per the Official Nebraska Department of Labor:

“Children 14 and 15 years of age shall not be permitted to work more than eight hours a day, 48 hours a week, before the hour of 6 a.m. or after the hour of 10 p.m. under state law. Federal hour restrictions are: not more than three hours on a school day; not more than 18 hours in a school week; not more than 8 hours on a non-school day; not more than 40 hours in a non-school week; and not before 7 a.m. nor after 7 p.m. (9 p.m. from June 1 through Labor Day). For more federal regulations, click HERE.

The Department of Labor is authorized to issue a special permit to allow the employment of 14 and 15 year old children before 6 a.m. or after 10 p.m. provided there is no school scheduled the following day and after an inspection of the working conditions at the business premises. The special permit may be issued for periods not to exceed 90 days and may be renewed. The fee for each special permit or renewal shall be $10.

Special permits cannot be issued if the business falls under Federal Law.

Children under 16 years of age may not be employed in any work which by reason of the nature of the work is dangerous to life or limb, or in which the child’s health may be injured or their morals depraved.

The presence of a child apparently at work is prima facie evidence of employment.”

For the work permit you will need to fill in the top half of the form (leave “evidence of age” blank) then print and bring the form to Mrs. Trembley in the Counseling Center.  She will complete the certification and give you a copy to bring to your employer.

Here is the Work Permit.