Generally speaking a 1:1 initiative refers to creating a situation where the ratio of a particular device to people can be expressed as 1:1. In other words, one device per person.
In February of 2009, the LPS Board of Education approved the purchase of computers for teachers in support of student learning. This began what is commonly referred to as the “Teacher 1:1 Initiative” in which all LPS certificated staff with an FTE of .5 or more will be assigned a laptop computer. The initiative was funded over the course of 3 years.
For more up to date information on this initiative, visit the Laptop page on LPS.org.
The name of this school was changed to Longfellow in 1900 in response to a petition to the Lincoln Board of Education by its teachers.
When the new Elliott was opened at 25th and N streets, this building – often termed “Old Elliott” – was turned into a junior high school until it was closed in 1935. The building had deteriorated over the years to a point where it would have been too expensive to restore. It was razed soon after the school was closed.
A 403(b) plan is a retirement savings plan available for public education and some other non-profit employees. In most cases employee salary deferrals into a 403(b) plan are made before income tax is paid and allowed to grow tax deferred until the money is taxed as income when withdrawn from the plan.
Certain LPS employees are able to recieve multiple summer paychecks in June, or have their 10 month salary spread over 12 months. Section 409 A was set forth in 2008 from the IRS regarding receiving “annualized compensation”. Any employee who participates in a payment plan like this must complete a 409A form.
If you have any questions regarding 409A, please call Payroll at 436-1710.
Section 504 refers to a portion of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (a Federal law) that specifically deals with protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Section 504 provides:
“No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . .”
The following is a description of the rights granted by federal law to qualifying students with disabilities. The intent of the law is to keep you fully informed concerning the decisions about your child and to inform you of your rights if you disagree with any of these decisions.
You have the right to:
If you have additional questions, contact an administrator or counselor at your school or contact the Office of Student Services at 436-1688.
The Nebraska Department of Education’s “Rule 51” covers regulations and standards for special education programs as defined in Title 92 of the Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 51.
The LPS'Pedia is a list of terms, phrases and acronyms used at LPS. In addition, a history of each LPS building, as it appeared in the 1999 publication 'How the Schools Were Named' by LPS Media Services are included. Additional types of information will appear over time. If you have a suggested entry, please fill out this form.
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