Archive for Saturday, March 31, 2012

25 years ago: Majority of school-board candidates against second high school

March 31, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 31, 1987:

  • State and county officials had scheduled a meeting for April 21 to consider the installation of signals at a North Lawrence railroad crossing. The crossing had been the scene of a recent tragedy when four Kansas University students had been killed when their car collided with a passing train. Representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Union Pacific railroad both said that support was strong for signal installation.
  • A question posed at a recent pre-election forum indicated that five of the seven candidates for the Lawrence school board were not in favor of building a second high school in Lawrence. The remaining two candidates called for further study on the matter. Candidate Curt Hall said that current enrollment at Lawrence High School, while it had greatly increased recently, was not unprecedented but was actually close to that in the early 1970s. Maggie Carttar opined that it would be more practical to build onto existing facilities because the cost of a new high school building would be too high.


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