Omaha Public Schools would like to take this opportunity to remind all that OPS is a non-partisan educational institution. Despite various opinions and viewpoints, all classroom discussions regarding the U.S. Presidential Inauguration should respectfully address issues rather than attacking each others’ viewpoints. Our goal is to make sure our students feel welcomed, nurtured, and valued and to ensure their rights and liberties are respected every day. As a reminder, the district has a number of resources for both students and staff who may have questions or concerns at any time throughout the school year. Please find them listed below.
School Counseling – School counselors are available in all of our schools to provide support and assistance to students with challenges that have impacted their overall wellbeing. Find a list
of those services. Phone: 531.299.0227
English as a Second Language - ESL Program
responds to the needs of English language learners in an effort to provide optimal educational opportunities for them. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to call 531.299.9571 with questions or concerns related to these learners.
Equity and Diversity - Our Title IX Administrator responds to all complaints concerning gender based discrimination in education, including sexual harassment. 531.299.0307
Human Resources - OPS has an Employee Assistance Program
provided for all eligible employees and household members. Personal information remains confidential according to applicable state and federal laws. Provided through Humana
, they can help with your personal, work-related, and emotional concerns. Call 24 Hour/Day at 866.440.6556 (TTY: 711)
District Safety - OPS continually works to ensure every child, staff member and visitor can experience a safe scholastic environment within which to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. You can reach them at 531.299.9753. For more information: OPS Public Safety
Secondary Social Studies - It is the responsibility of our curriculum to prepare students for life in a complex and evolving world. If you have questions about how we address these scenarios that require students to think critically as civic-minded citizens, reach out to Barry Thomas, Supervisor Secondary Social Studies 531.299.9584, firstname.lastname@example.org