Archive for Sunday, August 12, 2012

Public school classes start this week

August 12, 2012, 11:29 p.m. Updated August 13, 2012, 11:07 a.m.


Nearly 11,000 kids — plus all the teachers and staff, of course — will head back to school this week for the 2012-13 year for the Lawrence public schools.

This year is the fourth for Superintendent Rick Doll, the first for assistant superintendent for teaching and learning Adam Holden and the first that full-day kindergarten will be available in all schools.

Sixth-graders will start school for a morning half-day on Tuesday and ninth-graders for a morning half-day on Wednesday.

Students in grades one through eight return to school Wednesday, and all high school students return Thursday. Kindergartners return on Thursday or Friday, based on alphabetization of last name.

Everyone will be in school by Monday, Aug. 20.


Jaime Baggett 5 years, 10 months ago

"All other grades begin on Thursday, except kindergarten, for which half its students will start Thursday and half on Friday, based on alphabetization of last name." This is not true, elementary begins on Wednesday! Kindergarten, however, is on the alternate schedule as noted above.

nlf78 5 years, 10 months ago

I wish they would update the article, this made me second guess myself this morning!

LadyJ 5 years, 10 months ago

Noticed that in my morning paper. Parents should already know when school starts though. As for the drivers, slow down and pay attention. It would be nice if the police department would monitor the school zones for speeders the first week or two.

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