LPS Officials Planning For Future Growth

LINCOLN -- The numbers are in.  Lincoln Public Schools grew by almost 900 students...that's nearly 2 elementary schools.  Student enrollment is a good thing, but even the state's 2nd largest school district simply doesn't have the space or resources to keep up with that kind of growth.  Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel is looking at a career academy as a way to help relieve high school overcrowding.  It's not the only need of the district.  A community group recommends more district-wide technology, additional security in schools and more space for student services.  The board will meet several times in the coming months to decide how to fund the projects. One option they are considering is a bond issue.