Archive for Sunday, June 28, 1998


June 28, 1998


Supt. Al Azinger will get a final farewell at the Lawrence school board meeting Monday.

Azinger, who will leave the district at the end of July, will be honored at a recognition ceremony at the beginning of the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the district service center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy.

Also on the agenda are purchase contracts for textbooks, furniture and computer equipment.

The board will hear a second reading on the proposed policy of religion in schools. The policy states that ``with respect to matters of religion, the Lawrence Public Schools are neutral ... It supports teaching about religion in the context of the district's curriculum, but not the sponsorship of the practice of religion.''

Parents who would like a copy of the full policy or have concerns about it can contact the service center, 832-5000.

Assistant Supt. Craig Fiegel will give an update on the budget. His report could include updated figures on the $16.6 million bond issue proposal that would merge Grant and Woodlawn schools, allow for the construction of district storage space, update windows and roofs on buildings throughout the district, bring Pinckney up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards, add on to Prairie Park and build a new elementary school on land the district owns west of Wakarusa.

The board will adjourn to executive session to discuss non-elected personnel.

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