A scientist told the district the mold occurred due to "a perfect storm of unique weather conditions and high humidity in closed classrooms."
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OPS Superintendent Cheryl Logan visited Fontenelle Elementary, which has a new principal. The former principal is awaiting trial after being accused of failing to report an ex-teacher's sexual abuse of students.
The facility is named for Karen Hawkins and offers 15,000 square feet for after-school and summer activities, including drone flying and code robots.
Lou Ann Goding believes the school board has a fiduciary responsibility to explore whether any professional firms or individuals have legal liability for their roles in creation of the fund’s $800 million-plus shortfall, but so far she's finding no support for that idea.
“It always bothered me as a father that people thought my daughters were incapable because of their gender,” filmmaker Dan Foss said. “My daughters could outwork any young man I’d met."
School leaders, administrators and two school board members gathered at Baxter Arena to prepare for the 2019-20 school year.
"We remain dedicated to providing a safe school environment for all of our students," the district said in response.
OPS is prepping buses for the new school year. Like it or not, the first day of school for most is just weeks away.
The district won't finalize its budget until September.
Toba Cohen-Dunning, executive director of the Omaha Public Schools Foundation, said Malala was coming to Omaha for a private meeting and reached out to the foundation.