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.

Norris Stakeholder Parent Prevention Group to meet January 23

Norris Stakeholder Parent Prevention Group to meet January 23

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Norris parent partnership group with the Lancaster Prevention Coalition will meet next on January 23rd at 6:30 PM in the Norris Middle School media center. Interested parents and community members are welcome to attend this stakeholders group meeting.

December’s QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention  Training at the Hickman Community Center was in lieu of the group's December meeting. The response was such that an additional training has been  set for February 26th in the High School Media Center with a special invitation extended to local churches and other organizations in the Norris community. Again, this training takes about an hour and is free and open to all community members.

Other items on the Norris Prevention group meeting include:

  1. Youth Involvement
    1. Positive Social Norms Campaign
    2. Youth Leadership Opportunities – Region 5 Youth Action Board
    3. Red White Tailgate
    4. June Jam
  2. Educational Opportunities for Norris
    1. QPR suicide prevention training
    2. Combating illicit Prescription Drug use
    3. Making parents and stakeholders aware of Marijuana Oils
  3. Building Capacity for parents, families and schools in preventing high-risk behaviors and sustaining positive behavior supports for social-emotional-mental health.

Again, that meeting is Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:30 p.m. in the Norris Middle School Media Center for our next Norris Prevention group meeting. The group is co-sponsored by Norris and the Lancaster County Prevention organization and is co-facilitated by Norris parent volunteers Brenda Mueller and Abbe Edgecombe.