September 9, 2020

Budget Approved, Levy Reduced

The Board of Education approved the 2020-21 school budget and dropped the district levy Monday evening. The total levy will change from $1.2260 to $1.2201, a decrease of $0.0059.

District To Launch New STEM Academy

Millard Public Schools currently offers four career academies, and a fifth academy is set to start in the coming school year. The new academy's focus will be STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The sequence of courses in the STEM Academy will fulfill the Nebraska Department of Education career pathway of Engineering and Technology from the Skilled and Technical Sciences career field. The STEM Academy includes a STEM Capstone course with a choice for students, an Engineering pathway or a Communication and Information Technology pathway. The STEM Academy will be hosted at Millard West High School. The current academies include Business and Entrepreneurship, Business and Logistics Management, Education, and Health Sciences.

Teacher Work Days Added to Support In-Person & Remote Learning

Millard Public Schools is committed to keeping schools open for in-person students while also providing concurrent remote learning for both long-term enrollment and situations where students are directed to quarantine. To help teachers manage the increased work load of teaching both in-person and remote students, three teacher work days will be added to the calendar to support planning. Students will not have school on the following days:

  • September 25th
  • November 3rd
  • January 4th

New COVID-19 Web Page

Keeping our community informed about the ongoing response to COVID-19 is a district priority. The district COVID-19 web page has been redesigned. It can be found in the same place, on the first page of our district website. You may also click here to reach it directly. Along with safety and response protocols, the page also tracks the virus within our district. It shows current active cases of COVID-19 and current district quarantines, plus the number of active cases per building. The information is updated each weekday morning.

Synergy ParentVue App Replaces the MPS App

A quick reminder that the new Synergy ParentVue App has replaced the MPS App. The old app is no longer being updated. Please delete it from your mobile device. ParentVue gives you real-time grades, schedules, links to food service and more. If you need your login and password information, contact the Millard Parent Access Line at MillardPAL@mpsomaha.org or 402.715.8000.
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Welcome to Millard!

We welcome the following employees to Millard Public Schools!
  • Jacqueline A. Carsley – Itinerant Support Teacher for the District
  • Katherine J. Bean – READ Teacher at Morton Elementary School
  • Jacqueline R. Petersen – Elementary Itinerant Support Teacher for the District
  • Sydney A. Daly – English Teacher at Beadle Middle School
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