Lincoln Public School District Office to be renamed in honor of Steve Joel

Steve Joel Courtesy Of Lincoln Public Schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –  Lincoln Public School’s Planning Committee submitted a surprise recommendation to rename the District Office Building to honor Steve Joel during Tuesday night’s Board Meeting.

A formal name proposal will be announced and considered during the board meeting on June 28 which will be Joel’s last meeting as superintendent.

“Dr. Joel served as an extraordinary superintendent during undoubtedly extraordinary times. A fire completely destroyed the District Office at the end of his first year as Superintendent. He is closing out his career after facing a global pandemic.” said Bob Rauner, planning committee chair.  “There is so much amazing work that occurred during his 12 years of service. Under Dr. Joel’s leadership, the district passed two bond issues, adopted a major technology initiative, advanced the district work on equity and the list goes on.”

Joel’s family was in attendance as part of the surprise for the superintendent.

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