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1:1 Initiative (1-1) (1 to 1)

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.

1st & K School

  • BUILT: 1890
  • OPERATED: 1890·1900

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.

26th & O Junior High (“Old Elliott”)

  • LOCATION: 26th & O
  • IN OPERATION: 1922·1935

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.

403(b) – Retirement Savings

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403(b) plan are made before income tax is paid and allowed to grow tax deferred until the money is taxed as income when withdrawn from the plan.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.

504 (i.e. Section 504, 504 Plans)

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:

  1. Have your child take part in, and receive benefits from, public education programs without discrimination because of your child’s disability.
  2. Have the school district advise you of your rights under federal law.
  3. Receive notice with respect to identification, evaluation or placement of your child.
  4. Have your child receive a free appropriate public education.
  5. Have your child receive services and be educated in facilities which are comparable to those provided to students without disabilities.
  6. Have your child receive an individualized evaluation and receive Section 504 accommodations and related services if your child is found eligible under Section 504.
  7. Have evaluation, eligibility, educational and placement decisions made based on a variety of information sources and by persons who know your child and who are knowledgeable about the evaluation data and placement options
  8. Have transportation provided to and from an alternative placement setting at no greater cost to you than would be incurred if your child were placed in a program operated by the school district.
  9. Have your child be given an equal opportunity to participate in nonacademic and extracurricular activities offered by the school district.
  10. Examine all relevant records relating to decisions regarding your child’s identification, evaluation and placement.
  11. Receive a response from the school district to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of your child’s records.
  12. Request amendment of your child’s educational records if there is reasonable cause to believe that they are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy rights of your child. If the school district refuses this request, it shall notify you within a reasonable time, and advise you of the right to a hearing.
  13. File a local grievance in accordance with school policy.
  14. Request an impartial hearing related to decisions regarding your child’s identification, eligibility, and educational program or placement with opportunity for participation by the person’s parents or guardian and representation by counsel, and a review procedure. This
    is provided in the local grievance procedure. (Hearing requests are to be made to the Department of Student Services).

If you have additional questions, contact an administrator or counselor at your school or contact the Office of Student Services at 436-1688.

51 (Rule 51)

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.

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