Westside isn't the only district to offer inclusive preschool programs — Bellevue, Elkhorn and Omaha, among others, have similar programs.
In its quest to replace retiring Superintendent Blane McCann, the Westside Community Schools board will turn to a search firm that’s helped boards in Omaha and Bellevue select new leaders.
A new Westside Community Schools policy outlines the ways that schools, students and families can channel grief over a student’s death, without inadvertently glorifying death or damaging kids who are mourning.
Hillside Elementary rolled out the red carpet for a back-to-school celebration, complete with balloons, bands and an appearance by Miss Nebraska Jessica Shultis Tuesday.
The old Sunset Hills school has been demolished, replaced by a modern building made of gray bricks, wood, metal and huge glass windows that overlook the lush Sunset Valley golf course.
The overhaul of the 44-year-old center comes as a new survey finds a larger Omaha Jewish population than previously estimated.
The board voted 5-0 to issue a request for proposals to hire a search firm and it named a board committee to help lead the search for Superintendent Blane McCann’s successor.
The Westside Community Schools are in the market for a new superintendent, and school board members are starting to sketch out the qualities they want to see in the district’s next leader.
The Planning Board voted 5-1 to recommend that the council approve Stothert’s annexation plan as proposed.
A new Sunset Hills Elementary School will open this August, replacing the one built in 1956 near 93rd and Walnut Streets, near the Sunset Valley golf course. "It's sad to see it go," one former student said of the school.
The district is bringing in a new consultant to guide boundary discussions. A new committee made up of residents, school leaders and district officials could start meeting by September to make recommendations to the school board. And public forums will be held before the school board votes on any changes in January. The new boundaries would go into effect for the 2019-20 school year.
The two Westside teachers, lauded for their ability to connect with students and co-workers, have been honored with Schrager Distinguished Teaching Awards this year.
The results of a close race for a seat on the Westside Community Schools board remain unchanged after a recount Thursday.