Members of the Lawrence Elementary School Facility Vision Task Force meet at 5:30 tonight, and you can review the data they’ll be reviewing as they mull recommendations that could lead to the closure and consolidation of elementary schools in the Lawrence school district.
District administrators studied 10 options for closing and/or consolidating one or more schools, and how such moves would affect budgets, enrollment, boundaries and programs. The information comes at the request of task force members, who last met two weeks ago.
See detailed reports about all the scenarios at the task force’s web page, at the district’s website: http://www.usd497.org/ElementaryTaskForce/S07A7D1DF.
One note: The task force asked administrators to compile information for closing one or two of three possible schools: Cordley, Hillcrest and Wakarusa Valley. Administrators also included Kennedy on the list, because of task force concerns that the building may have mold problems that would necessitate closure to address.
The task force meets at 5:30 at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive. Another meeting is tentatively set for Feb. 21, and perhaps again Feb. 28 before final recommendations are to be forwarded to the Lawrence school board at the board’s 7 p.m. meeting Feb. 28.