The next regular meeting of the Omaha Public Schools board will look much different than Monday night’s meeting did.
The nine outgoing board members were recognized prior to Monday night’s board meeting. Earlier this year, the Unicameral passed a measure cutting the number of seats on the OPS board from 12 to nine. That law also set special elections for the nine OPS board seats to be held at the same time as Omaha’s city elections.
The three longest-serving members were Shirley Tyree, Nancy Kratky, and Bambi Bartek. Tyree served on the school board for 22 years. Kratky and Bartek served for 18 ½ and 10 years, respectively.
Jennifer Tompkins Kirshenbaum, Danyelle Baratta, Pat Davis, Mary Morrissey, Barbara Velazquez, and Nicole Walker-Nash were also recognized for the service on the board.
Board members Marian Fey, Justin Wayne, and Sarah Brumfield were re-elected. Six new members will join them on the OPS board June 17th.
In addition to a new school board, OPS will have a new superintendent when Mark Evans begins July first.