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

Donate to the Norris Education Foundation on Give To Lincoln Day May 31!

Donate to the Norris Education Foundation on Give To Lincoln Day May 31!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

For 24 hours, on Give to Lincoln Day, every donation given to local nonprofits is made bigger by matching funds. It is one special day when everyone is asked to make a donation showing their support for the organizations that contribute so much back to our citizens. The Norris Education Foundation is the charitable entity supporting the Norris School District, and is a recognized non-profit entity whose sole mission is to enrich the programs of the Norris School District to support our students. The Norris Foundation annually awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving seniors to help them pursue their post-secondary dreams, annually recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions to the Norris Schools through their service, and annually supports innovative classroom ideas through a SEED (Supporting Educational Excellence through Donations) grant program for our teachers’ most innovative classroom projects.

Every donation given makes a bigger impact because nonprofits like the Norris Education Foundation also get a proportional share of a $400,000 challenge match fund provided by Lincoln Community Foundation and their sponsors. For example, if the Norris Foundation received 1% of the total donations raised during Give to Lincoln Day, we will get an additional $4,000 from the challenge match fund.

On May 31st, gifts can be made to the Norris Education Foundation as a participating nonprofits online at from from 12am to 11:59pm, or in person at a Give To Lincoln donation station (find one at

The minimum donation is just $10. Donations can be given online in advance, starting May 1. Gifts made between now and May 31 will be counted in the dollars raised on Give to Lincoln Day and qualify for matching funds.