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The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) requests the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) Board of Education work to lower the property tax levy in the next budget year. LIBA recognizes that LPS is not currently in their budget process, however, LPS is in process of negotiating with the Lincoln Education Association (LEA) for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Personnel costs are one of the main drivers of the LPS budget. Therefore, if the LPS Board intends to …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association is pleased to announce its support of the Lincoln Public Schools bond. Lincoln’s public schools are public assets which greatly shape the quality of our community today and for years to come. Last year our school system grew by nearly 1,000 students and this trend shows no signs of stopping.  This increase is a result of a growing community attracting new businesses, jobs, and residents. Such growth has an enormous …

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Today, both a $151 million bond resolution and the Lincoln Public Schools 10 year facilities plan are before the Board of Education on first reading. The Lincoln Independent Business Association believes that the bond issue vote should be held in conjunction with the statewide election and that LPS should look for alternatives before spending the proposed $6.4 million to remodel the Bryan Facility. Lincoln Public Schools and the taxpaying citizens of Lincoln will be best …

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  Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) will receive a little over $97 million dollars from Nebraska State Aid which is an increase of approximately $13.8 million dollars over last year.  In addition, property valuations in Lincoln should result in an approximate increase of $4.8 million in property tax receipts over last year[i] including a heretofore unanticipated $1.2 million.[ii] Given these facts, LIBA feels compelled to address three issues. Strategic Planning: The 2013-2014 LPS budget allocates $250,000 …

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