Archive for Sunday, November 7, 1999


November 7, 1999


The school board will sit down Monday night with the Lawrence Schools Foundation before considering an agenda that includes new elementary boundaries.

The Lawrence school board will gather Monday night to applaud an art teacher, ponder the stalled sale of India School and vote on new elementary school boundaries.

The board will convene at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation by the Lawrence Schools Foundation, which is a nonprofit group that works to raise money for student and staff needs not addressed by the district's budget.

The foundation's priority is helping provide a preschool educational experience for 4-year-old children.

The board's regular meeting is to begin 7 p.m. in the District Service Center, 3705 Clinton Parkway.

In other business, the board will:

  • Offer special recognition to Lawrence High School teacher Pat Nemchock, who was honored for her excellence as an art educator with a Kansas Governor's Arts Award.
  • Discuss the sale of the district's India School property on 23rd Street. Attorney Jane Eldredge, representing Northland Ventures L.C., requested a meeting to discuss status of an $864,000 contract for the 5.5-acre property. The contract was contingent on acquiring commercial zoning, which the city commission denied in October.
  • Vote, on first reading, on a proposal to set new boundaries for Sunflower School, Quail Run School and the new Langston Hughes School.
  • Receive an update on the 21st Century Community Learning Center, which uses a federal grant to offer after-school programs at Central Junior High and New York and East Heights schools.
  • Call an executive session to discuss confidential information about the district's negotiating positions with the district's teacher union.

-- Tim Carpenter's phone message number is 832-7155. His e-mail address is

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