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Archive for Wednesday, January 17, 2001

BRIEF ON EAST HEIGHTS ASKS FOR ACCREDITATION POSTPONEMENT

January 17, 2001

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The Lawrence school district requested a one-year postponement of the state's accreditation visit to East Heights School, where the principal was suspended in November.

District staff said they didn't think the school would be prepared for a scheduled visit in April. The proposal is to reschedule the accreditation examination for spring 2002.

A response from the Kansas State Board of Education is expected in February.

Supt. Randy Weseman installed Gary Johnson as interim principal of the school, 1430 Haskell Ave., after suspending with pay Principal Laura Blevins.

Blevins had been at the school since 1997, arriving in the midst of an intense controversy about whether the school should be closed. Her contract with the district expires in June.

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