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Safety and Security Initiative - Update

Your Vote Matters!

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5dc1a21f8703aAbout the Safety and Security Initiative
About the Safety and Security Initiative

Update - Friday, March 6, 2020

Your Vote Matters!

What's Next:

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Ballots Mailed to ALL Registered Voters of NPPS

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Ballots Due by 5:00 PM to the Lincoln County Election Commissioner

Download the PDF by clicking here

 

Click here to see the Safety and Security Presentation!


Update - Friday, February 7, 2020

We would like to thank each person who joined us this week for an Open Forum.

What's Next:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, FINAL - Open Forum

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Ballots Mailed to ALL Registered Voters of NPPS

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Ballots Due by 5:00 PM to the Lincoln County Election Commissioner

 

Update - Friday, January 24, 2020

Notice of Additional Open Forum to be held Thursday, February 6th, at the Senior Center @ 11:30 AM

We have added an area for you to submit questions at the bottom of this page.  Scroll down and check it out!

Thank you to everyone who joined us this week at the High School and Eisenhower.

Anyone interested in attending one of the next forums please join us ~

Monday, February 3, 2020, at 7 PM in the conference rooms at GP Hospital

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 5:30 PM in the library at Buffalo Elementary

Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 11:30 AM at the NP Senior Center

Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 4:00 PM in the cafeteria at Jefferson Elementary

 

Sample Ballot

By Mail Election

 

            This election will be an election by mail.  All registered voters residing within Lincoln County School District 56-0001 (North Platte Public Schools) will receive their ballot by mail and therefore no polling places will be open for voting.  Ballots will be mailed by the Election

Commissioner on February 19, 2020.

 

Voter Registration Deadlines

 

            The deadline to register to vote at an agency, by mail or delivered by an agent is February 21, 2020.  The deadline for in-person registration is February 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County Clerk/Election Commissioner’s Office located at 301 North Jeffers Street, Room 101, North Platte, NE 69101.  Any voter who changes information on a current registration or registers to vote after the ballots have been mailed but before the in-person registration deadline of February 28, 2020 by 6:00 p.m., will be given a ballot at the time of registration or change. 

 

Ballot Return Deadline

 

            Voted ballots may be returned by mail or delivered in person or by an agent to the Lincoln County Clerk/Election Commissioner’s Office located at 301 North Jeffers Street, Room 101, North Platte, NE 69101 and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  A drop box will be available in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office parking lot located at

302 N Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE.

 

Your ballot must be in the possession of the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office by March 10, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. to be counted.

 

Lincoln County Election Information

 

Mailing Address:  301 North Jeffers, Room 101, North Platte, NE 69101

Physical Address:  301 North Jeffers, Room 101, North Platte, NE 69101

Phone:  308-534-4350 Ext. 4110

E-Mail:  clerk@co.lincoln.ne.us

Regular Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

         

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 56-0001 (NORTH PLATTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS) IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA.

 

                                                                                    REBECCA J. ROSSELL

                                                                                    LINCOLN COUNTY CLERK/ELECTION

                                                                                    COMMISSIONER

Publish:  Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Please send proof prior to publication to Lincoln County Clerk.

Please bill directly to North Platte Public Schools and send copy of billing to Lincoln County Clerk.

Thank you.

 

 

Update - Thursday, January 16, 2020

Notice of Location Change for our NPHS Safety and Security Open Forum.  Due to NPHS musical practice, we will now host the NPHS Open Forum in the Library/Media Center.

We want to thank each of our patrons that have come out to learn more about this initiative.  We look forward to meeting you all at one of the future forums.  

Week Of January 20th-

January 21st - NPHS @ 6:30 PM

January 23rd - Eisenhower Elementary @ 6:00 PM

Check out the Media Responses at the bottom of this page.

 

Update - Monday, December 9, 2019

The Safety and Security Initiative has been approved by the North Platte Public School Board of Education. It is now up to our patrons to vote on safety and security in our schools.  Please, see below for the list of open forum dates, times, and locations.

 

The safety, security, and air quality for all students and staff are of utmost concern at North Platte Public Schools.  The Board of Education and school administration have evaluated all school facilities and have identified safety and security concerns at three facilities and air quality issues at three facilities.  The Board of Education and school administration consider improvements in these areas critical and purpose a continuation of funding through the current levy, pursuant to 77-3444 (2).  This levy override is for $0.045 for 5 years.  Patrons will not see a change in their current levy.

 

Facts

1. The safety, security, and air quality for our students, staff, and families are critical concerns for the district.

2. This levy of $0.045 will NOT change the current levy

3. This override will be for 5 years only

4. The public is invited to the following open meetings 

Schools Identified with Safety and Security Needs

North Platte High School, Buffalo Elementary, and Jefferson Elementary

Schools Identified with Air Quality Improvement Needs

Eisenhower Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and McDonald Elementary

Safety and Security

Buffalo Elementary

  • Year of Construction 1950s
  • Concern – The main office is not located in the front of the building allowing for unsecured access to many areas of the facility before a visitor locates school personnel.  An additional concern is the flow of traffic and safety of students and families waking across North Buffalo Road.
  • Purposed Improvement – Increase safety and security by relocating the main office location near an existing door and re-routing the traffic flow to the side north side of the building.

Jefferson Elementary

  • Year of Construction 1950 for the first wing and 1970 for the addition
  • Concern - The main office is not located in the front of the building allowing for unsecured access to many areas of the facility before a visitor locates school personnel.
  • Purposed Improvement – Increase safety and security by relocating the main office location near the south of the building.

North Platte High School

  • Year of Construction 2003
  • Concern - The main office is not located in the front of the building allowing for unsecured access to many areas of the facility before a visitor locates school personnel.
  • Purposed Improvement – Increase safety and security by relocating the main office location near the north of the building.

 

Air Quality Improvements

Air Quality Improvements are defined as updates to HVAC systems as well as enhancements to doors and windows.  Maintaining constant temperatures, eliminating exposure to allergens, and avoiding open windows and doors will assist in the insurance of safe, healthy, and secure learning environments.  Three of our schools have been identified as needing these enhancements for our students, staff, and families who frequent the facilities: Eisenhower Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and McDonald Elementary.

 

Timeline:

October:          Discuss with Finance Committee

November:      Present Proposal at Board Meeting

December:      Board of Education vote on Proposal

January & February: Public Meetings

 

March:             Patron Vote - Mail-in ballot, due to the Lincoln County Election Commissioner's Office at 301 N Jeffers St Rm 101, North Platte, NE 69101 by 5:00 PM CST.

April:                To Be Determined

May:                 Primary Election

 

What the Media Is Saying About the Initiative:

KNOP

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The NP Telegraph

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

North Platte Bulletin

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Bulldogger

Thursday, December 19, 2020


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