The North Star

Dominick Bartels, News Writer | January 20, 2020

In 2009, due to the Great Recession, Omaha Public Schools (OPS) had to reallocate district employee's retirement investments. However, the new investments have been returning slower than the district expected, causing a 26.4-million-dollar deficit for the 2018-2019 school year.  In response, OPS hired Jim Freeman, a budget consultant, and appointed a committee of parents and staff to decide what...

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Dominick Bartels, News Writer | January 20, 2020

In schools throughout the nation, security guards are a staple of the high school experience. Between yelling, “get to class,” breaking up a fight, or building rapport with students, it is hard for any student to go through high school without having an interaction with school security.  North’s halls are patrolled by three Omaha Public Schools (OPS) trained security guards, with a fourth...

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