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

Gage County Third Degree Sexual Assault Notice

Gage County Third Degree Sexual Assault Notice

Gage County Sheriff's Office Third Degree Sexual Assault notice 

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Norris School District has received confirmation from the Gage County Sheriff’s Office that a 16-year old male Cortland resident and Norris student has been cited for one instance of third degree misdemeanor sexual assault and that the victim is an elementary-aged Norris student. The citation has been referred to Juvenile Services. The alleged incident occurred in Cortland. The incident did not occur at school, on school grounds, in a school vehicle, or as part of a school activity. There is no evidence to indicate anything related to the preceding occurred at Norris. 

The school district has cooperated with the Gage County Sheriff through our Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer. The school district will continue to work cooperatively with authorities in this matter. The school district will follow practical measures to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment for all students, and will institute additional safety precautions the situation warrants.

Questions should be directed to the authorities: If you have information pertinent to this case, or questions about the investigation, contact the Gage County Sheriff’s Office at 402-223-5222.

Questions for the school should be directed to the district office at 402-791-0000.

Gage County Sheriff's Office press release