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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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While we haven’t always agreed on all points, the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) does feel that over the years the LPS Board and the LIBA School Liaison committee have done a good job of communicating and cooperating in an effort to make the Lincoln Public Schools the best that Lincoln taxpayers can afford. In 2006, LIBA asked the LPS Board to allow public comment at both the beginning and the end of board meetings …

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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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