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Archive for Friday, January 5, 1996

SCHOOL BUSINESS

January 5, 1996

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* Consider participation in a Child and Adult Care Food Program that would affect two child-care programs in the district: the Parent Child Learning Center at Lawrence High School and the Even Start Program at 1919 Del. Under the program, the district is reimbursed by the federal government for providing meals to children. The program is similar to the National Breakfast and Lunch Program, in which all schools participate.

  • Consider refinancing general obligation school building bonds, which could result in an interest rate that is 0.5 to 1 percent lower and a potential savings in excess of $1 million. It's possible part or all of two bond issues could be refinanced -- a $33.52 million 1993 issue and a $36.9 million 1995 bond issue. No fees or expenses will be charged by George K. Baum and Co. investment bankers if the refinancing doesn't occur.
  • Consider change orders on various construction or renovation projects.
  • Consider a policy on final reading covering nonresident students attending Lawrence schools. It will allow nonresident students to be placed in schools where space is available on a year-by-year basis. Students may apply after the beginning of the second semester. They won't be told whether they've been accepted until after May 31.
  • Hear a report from Bob Eales, director of Continuing Education, on "Night High School." Board member Renee Karr had asked for a report on the feasibility of offering high school classes at night.
  • Discuss the retreat that the board, superintendent and two assistant superintendents conducted Nov. 21. The board originally was scheduled to have the follow-up discussion at its Dec. 11 meeting, but two members were absent.

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