School District News

By Collin Anderson The school board was able to meet this past Thursday for its regular meeting. The meeting started out with the usual business, which included the pledge of allegiance and public comment. Next came the approval of the minutes … [Read more...]

Superintendent receives high marks from school board

By Collin Anderson Last Thursday, the school board for the Lincoln County School District was able to meet and discuss a variety of subjects concerning the education and wellbeing of the students. Beginning with a vote on the payment of bills, … [Read more...]

Lincoln County School District Hires 12 for Upcoming Year

Twelve new hires started the school year this week in the Lincoln County School District. First-year school superintendent Pam Teel said, “New grant money we got helped facilitate the hirings. It was a good year for some of those h … [Read more...]

School district responds to federal guidelines on transgender students

The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education released joint guidance last Friday to all districts in the country “to help provide educators the information they need to ensure that all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an … [Read more...]

New hires approved during school district board meeting

At a well attended school board on Thursday evening the board met to discuss bond adoption, Great Basin College courses to be offered at Lincoln school district and new teacher positions. Wade Poulsen read the following question to be put on the 20 … [Read more...]

LCSD employee buyouts will be phased out

The school district retirement buyout program will be phased out, with the incentive ending March 1, 2017. The Lincoln County School District Board voted 3-1 to end buyouts after discussion at the Feb. 11 board meeting. The incentive has been used … [Read more...]

Board tabs Teel as new superintendent

Pam Teel has been hired by unanimous vote as the new Lincoln County School District Superintendent. The announcement was made at the school district board meeting Dec. 10. She will replace outgoing Superintendent Steve Hansen who resigned in late … [Read more...]

LCSD named district of the year

On Saturday, Nov. 21, at its annual conference held in Reno at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, the Nevada Association of School Boards recognized the achievements and contributions of school board members, teachers, administrators, and others from … [Read more...]

School board holds meeting

At the Lincoln County School District board meeting Nov. 12, approval was given for Superintendent Steve Hansen’s resignation, but with heavy hearts. Hansen put in his letter of resignation due to personal health problems and said he feels this is … [Read more...]

Superintendent to step down

Citing recurring health issues, Lincoln County School District Superintendent Steve Hansen has given his letter of resignation to the school board. He said he made the announcement at the October board meeting, and it became official at the … [Read more...]

New assistant principal approved at Caliente Elementary School

The Lincoln County School District approved an assistant principal for Caliente Elementary during its regular board meeting on October 8. Sharon Dirks was approved for the position with a 4-1 vote. Patrick Kelley voted for no. During discussion, … [Read more...]

School enrollment numbers hold steady around county

Enrollment numbers for the Lincoln County School District are close to what they have been for the last several years, according to figures released this week by district superintendent Steve Hansen. “They are relatively the same,” he said, with a … [Read more...]

New school year right around the corner

Tuesday, Aug. 18 is opening day for the new school year in Lincoln County. District superintendent Steve Hansen says he expects the district will have right around the same number of students as ended the school year in May, about 950. “We don’t ex … [Read more...]

Hansen: School food is improving

Lincoln County School District Superintendent Steve Hansen said this year the entire district has been receiving the food for their breakfast and lunch program from the Clark County School District. At the last school board meeting, he said the … [Read more...]

Much to be Proud of Academically

Kids in our county get a good education. A student in the Lincoln County School District has a solid opportunity to do well. Superintendent designate Steve Hansen believes the teaching staff is a main reason for the success of the local … [Read more...]

County health nurse seeking assistance from school district

County Health Nurse Nicole Rowe spoke at the County Commission meeting Sept. 3, saying it was her understanding that the contract between the School District and the health department called for the school district to provide an administrative … [Read more...]

Briefs: Sept. 27, 2013

School Enrollment Figures Enrollment figures for the Lincoln County School District show a total of 965 students. The district had about 970 in 2012. The list is as follows as of Sept. 23: Caliente Elementary, 122; Panaca Elementary, 100; … [Read more...]

New challenges for local schools

This school year is going to be a challenge for all schools in Nevada, including those in Lincoln County. Assistant school superintendent Steven Hansen says the challenge will come from two new state mandated “educational initiatives,” and one tha … [Read more...]

Less junk foods in schools

High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars are supposed to be removed from school vending machines and cafeteria lines nationwide this school year, and replaced with diet drinks, granola bars and other healthier items. In June, the U.S. Department … [Read more...]

County schools receive star ratings

Nevada education officials on June 7 released ratings for all schools under a new performance report designed with accountability and assessment in mind. The state's Department of Education released the first Nevada School Performance Framework, … [Read more...]