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

Norris School Board reviews, releases results from Norris Voter Follow-Up Study

Norris School Board reviews, releases results from Norris Voter Follow-Up Study

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

In the wake of the failed November 2017 bond election, the district conducted a voter follow-up study through MSR Group research institute out of Omaha. MSR surveyed nearly 500 Norris resident registered voters and compiled results to assist the Board and district in planning with the benefit of public insights and input.

Key findings from the voter follow-up study:

  • Voters believe the district compares favorably to other school districts.

  • Voters are likely to recommend the district to other families considering a school district.

  • Voters believe the school is a reflection of the community.

  • Voters do not support increased property taxes and do not perceive there is any reason property taxes should increase.

  • Results indicate voters’ negative sentiment about this is not limited but would (hypothetically) span any public service funded by property taxes.

Interested citizens may access the Executive Summary from MSR here.