New OPS student assignment plan opens up all schools to all students

Omaha, NE – Starting next fall, students in the Omaha Public Schools will have more options for where they want to attend class.

OPS recently approved a new student assignment plan. Modeled after the District's high school plan, it opens up all elementary, middle and magnet schools to all students. Spokeswoman Luanne Nelson says a key part of the new plan is priority. Students who contribute to the socioeconomic diversity of a school will receive first priority.

The student assignment plan also changes transportation guidelines. Nelson says OPS' new student assignment plan should fit well with the guidelines of the Learning Community.

Four public forums are scheduled for OPS parents to learn more about the new student assignment plan. The first forum is Tuesday evening at South High School. Another is Thursday at Northwest High School.