Dear OPS Community Members:

The countdown is underway. We're less than two months from the May 15, 2018, vote day for Phase 2 of the OPS bond.

As work on the 2014 bond comes to a close, there's still more renovation and improvement work needed at a number of our schools. Phase 2 will help provide $409.9 million of much-needed improvements, renovations and new schools to help alleviate capacity issues, maintain our facilities and help our schools accommodate future growth trends.

We are grateful to the voters for passing the Phase 1, $421 million of improvements and renovations to our schools, which addressed fire, life safety, security and technology upgrade needs, and additions to some schools. Now, it's time to complete the remainder of the work. Our students deserve to be educated in a K-12 environment that provides equitable learning experiences and prepares them to compete in a global, 21st century world with endless opportunities and possibilities.

I encourage you to read the following material to learn more about how your bond dollars were spent during Phase 1. Want to learn more details about how financial support from the Phase 2 bond will prepare our students to succeed in college, career and life? Visit:

Thank you for your continued support of the Omaha Public Schools.


Mark Evans, Superintendent
Omaha Public Schools