Board votes to extend Evans' contract

Apr 18, 2017

At its meeting last night, the Omaha School Board agreed to extend the contract of OPS Superintendent Mark Evans for one year.

In an email sent to Omaha Public Schools’ staff last Friday, Evans said he remains committed to continued service to OPS students, staff and the community and would be proud to represent OPS as it continues to move forward and take on challenges while the board looks for and ultimately chooses the next leader of the district.

Evans said, “My goal is to assist with continuing the incredible progress we’ve made these past several years. I want to see our district succeed until we reach a point where I can pass the baton to the next leader who can continue the great work and momentum we’ve built together.”

Greater Omaha Chamber President and CEO David Brown said extending Evans’ contract was the right decision for students and families in the Omaha Public School District.

He said keeping Evans on, “ensures OPS has the steady leadership it needs to continue providing kids with the learning experience they deserve.”

Evans began his tenure at OPS in July of 2013 and had recently announced his retirement in October of last year.