At Omaha Public Schools, we recognize and support the need for planning for the future of our school district. To accommodate current and future needs of OPS students, a bond issue went before the Omaha voters and passed overwhelmingly in May 2018.
The bond program
includes funds to build five new schools: two elementary, a middle school and two high schools. Locations of the new schools are as follows:
- Pine Elementary (10th and Pine)
- Forest Station Elementary (Ft. Crook)
- Bluestem Middle (42nd and Y)
- Buena Vista High School (60th and L)
- Westview High School at (156th and Ida)
As a result, the district also needed to create boundaries for the new schools. The Student Assignment Plan Leadership Committee, in collaboration with its consultant Cooperative Strategies, led a three-phase boundary change process, which included boundary option creation, community input and Board of Education information updates. The Board of Education approved the committee’s recommendations in late 2019.
A timeline of the boundary changes can be found here.
Boundary change impact information by school can be found here.
To determine if your address falls into a new school boundary, use the Approved Boundary School Search here.
Throughout the 2018 Bond Program, Omaha Public Schools has committed to regular, ongoing communication with our families and staff. For this reason, we are reaching out well in advance to share information about any upcoming changes in our school communities. Those impacted will receive letters with specific details as the changes draw closer.