Archive for Sunday, January 9, 2005

Draft of bond proposal up for review

School board agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ district service center, 110 McDonald Drive ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 26

January 9, 2005


Bottom line

Lawrence school board members are scheduled to discuss a draft of a resolution authorizing a bond election and the questions that would be on the ballot.

Any suggested changes to the resolution from board members will be given to bond counsel. A final draft will be brought back to board members at their Jan. 24 meeting.


The first question would ask voters whether they want to approve as much as $54.1 million to demolish South Junior High School and build a school to replace it, renovate and expand Broken Arrow School, and improve the other junior highs and high schools.

The second question would ask voters whether they want to approve as much as $8.9 million to buy, build and install new and upgraded computer and communication technology.

Board members also will discuss the formation of a campaign for the bond issue.

Other business

School board members also will consider:

  • a recommendation to approve a more than $10,000 contract between Southwest Junior High School and Herff Jones Co. to produce the school's 2006 yearbook. The school has used the company for five years. Students are charged a fee for the yearbook.
  • a recommendation to approve buying an eight-passenger van for Lawrence High School for more than $20,000. The van would replace a van with more than 200,000 miles on it, and the money would come from capital outlay funds.
  • a recommendation to approve paying more than $29,000 for an annual software support fee.
  • a recommendation to accept an audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.
  • presentation of an annual report from the Lawrence Education Achievement Partners. The group pairs businesses and organizations with schools.

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