Boundary Changes Related to Kennedy and Conestoga in 2017-18
Please be aware of upcoming boundary changes to Kennedy and Conestoga Elementary Schools following the 2016-2017 school year. The area situated roughly between 30th street, the North Freeway, Grant Street, and Seward Street are currently zoned into the Conestoga Elementary and Lewis and Clark Middle school attendance areas would be reassigned to Kennedy Elementary for the 2017-18 school year. A portion of this area was formerly the Pleasant View housing project and will be the future location of a portion of the Highlander neighborhood. In order to accommodate the 75 North community partnership with Kennedy Elementary, the district can guarantee all current and future students in the Highlander neighborhood access to Kennedy Elementary with this boundary change.
Below are documents related to these changes. If you think that your student will be impacted by these changes, please contact the Student Placement Office at 531-299-0302 with any questions or concerns.
Kennedy/Conestoga Board of Education Report 091916
Elementary Boundary Changes
Boundary Changes Related to the Repurposing of Saratoga Elementary in 2017-18
Please be aware of upcoming changes to Saratoga Elementary School following the 2016-2017 school year. In 2014, the Omaha Public Schools’ Capital Facilities Plan recommended the repurposing of Saratoga and reassigning students to other nearby schools. A community meeting was held Sept. 29, 2015, at Saratoga Elementary to discuss the recommendations, potential changes and answer questions. In June 2016, the OPS Board of Education voted to close Saratoga at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, repurpose the building to accommodate the district’s Integrated Learning Program (ILP) students, and reassign Saratoga students to Lothrop Magnet Elementary, Skinner Magnet Elementary and King Science & Technology Center.
If you live in the Saratoga neighborhood and live north of Ames Avenue or west of the North Freeway, your new neighborhood elementary school will be Skinner for grades Kindergarten-5th and your neighborhood middle school will continue to be McMillan Magnet for grades 6th-8th.
If you live in the Saratoga neighborhood and live south of Ames Avenue and east of the North Freeway, your new neighborhood elementary school will be Lothrop for grades Kindergarten-4th and your neighborhood middle school will be King Science Magnet for grades 5th-8th.
Below are documents related to these changes. If you think that your student will be impacted by these changes, please contact the Saratoga principal Mr. Piechota, at 402-457-6427 or the Student Placement Office at 531-299-0302 with any questions or concerns.
Saratoga Board of Education Report 062016
Middle School Boundary Changes
Elementary Boundary Changes
Interactive Boundary Change (Middle School)