Board of Education vacancy application

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists on the Board of Education of Norris School District #160 as a result of the death of Patty Bentzinger. In accordance with state law, the Board will begin the process of appointing an individual to complete the remainder of Mrs. Bentzinger’s term on the board. The length of the unexpired term is for the same length of time as Ms. Bentzinger would have served on the Board of Education. Interested Applicants must live in Ward 2 to be appointed for the open seat.

Applications can be obtained by emailing or at the Norris School District Administration Office and will be accepted by email ( until noon on February 6. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Brian Maschmann, Superintendent at 402-791-0007

Now Hiring Kitchen Staff

Taher, Inc at Norris School District is now hiring for the kitchen.  30 hours a week.  Please reach out to to inquire further.

Craig serves for 31 years on Norris Board of Education

Craig serves for 31 years on Norris Board of Education

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Jim served with 5 superintendents and guided the district through many bond issues, a tornado, and volunteered at Norris.

1996: Gymnasium added to Elementary School, classrooms, and office space added for buildings.
2000: Classrooms expanded in Elementary School, added day kindergarten expansion.
2004: Bond issue passed for new Middle School; F-4 Hallam tornado: decimates campus. Campus sites including the bus barn, athletic fields, and auditorium were rebuilt and renovated.
2006: New Middle School opens, including a new competition gymnasium on the south side of the facility.
2012: $14 million bond issue passes for new Intermediate School (grades 3, 4, and 5).
2013: Intermediate School opens, (65,000+ square foot facility with three-grade level wings, MPR, gymnasium, media center, computer labs, special areas, etc.). West HS expansion, fitness center expansion/renovation in HS.
2015: Artificial turf field (SprinTurf) installed and track resurfacing projects at Titan's Stadium.

Jim has also helped with football (26 years), Cross Country (2016 - Present, 2 State team championships, and individual champions), and TeamMates (3 years).