Archive for Monday, December 22, 2003

City briefs

December 22, 2003


City, county commissions trim meeting schedules

Area government boards are taking some time off for the holidays.

The Lawrence City Commission will not meet in its usual session Tuesday. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Dec. 30 for some year-end housekeeping items.

Regular meetings will resume at 6:35 p.m. Jan. 6 at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

The Douglas County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. today but has canceled its Wednesday meeting. It will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 29 but also has canceled its Dec. 31 meeting.

The Lawrence school board will not meet again until Jan. 12.


City seeks nominations for education award

Lawrence students, parents and teachers have until Jan. 9 to nominate an educator for the fall 2003 Mayor's Excellence in Education Award.

The award recognizes Lawrence educators who demonstrate excellence in education, leadership and community involvement.

Nomination forms are available on the city Web site at or in the city manager's office at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

People making a nomination should describe the educator's involvement in community organizations and activities. Educators serving preschools, elementary schools, junior high schools or high schools are eligible.

George "Skip" Bennett, Southwest Junior High School, and Jane Imber, Quail Run School, were the most recent winners of the mayor's award.

The awards will be presented in late January. Recipients will be recognized at Lawrence school board and Lawrence City Commission meetings.

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