The Lexington School Board of Education is committed to the higher education for all students in Lexington Public Schools. The board sees the primary mission is to develop capable and responsible lifelong learners and preparing students for the global challenge and the opportunities of the future.
- Online meeting agenda can be found here
- 7:00 pm (meeting times may vary)
- Second Monday of each month (unless otherwise scheduled)
- Lexington City Chambers Office (unless otherwise scheduled)
406 E 7th St.
Lexington, NE 68850
2012-2013 School Board Members
(click on their name below to email)
Kent Gydesen, President
Term expires 12/14.
Rod Reynolds, Vice-President
I was born in Lexington Nebraska in 1962 and attended K-6 grades at Pershing Elementary and Junior and Senior High all 13 years at Lexington Public Schools graduating in 1981. I then attended college at the University of Nebraska from 1981-1986, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education. During my time at the University of Nebraska I had the great opportunity to play football for the Huskers and Coach Osborne. On returning to the family farm in 1986, I was married to Susan C. Anderson and raised three 3 children, Blake, Carrie Beth, and Ryan, who all attended the Lexington Public Schools. As the years went on I stayed actively involved in the Lexington school system by being an assistant coach in the varsity football and basketball programs from 1986 till 2000 when I retired from coaching to help expand our family farming and ranching operation south of Lexington. I am also involved in the First United Methodist Church and the Lexington Optimist Club. In 2008 I was elected to the Lexington Public School Board and my term expires in 2016. I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Lexington to help make the education of our kids the best possible. We have some of the best administrators and staff that anyone could ask for and it is my desire to help them succeed in any way possible and improving our facilities all while keeping taxes as low as possible.
Larry Steinberger, Secretary
Term expires December 2016
Ray Ehlers, Member
Term expires 12/14.
Cindy Benjamin, Member
I was born and raised in Lexington, NE. I graduated from Lexington High School in 1983. I attended Nebraska Wesleyan for 2 years and then finished my degree from Kearney State College in 1988 with a bachelor degree of science in Respiratory Therapy. I married my husband Rick in 1987 who is a strong native of Lexington. We have 2 beautiful children, Darcy and Braydon. They are both currently attending the Lexington School System. I am currently working at Cozad Community Health Systems as a Director of Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Rehab. Education is very important to me. I feel we have a great school system. Being on the board has given me a great opportunity to help make Lexington a great place to learn. I was elected onto the school board in 2008 and in December 2016 my term will expire.
Mike Dowling, Member
Term Expires 12/14