Archive for Monday, October 8, 2012

Board to discuss bond issue strategy

October 8, 2012


The Lawrence school board will hear several reports at its meeting today.

David Arteberry, senior vice president of George K. Baum & Co., the district’s bond financial advisers, will talk about the strategies for paying for a proposed bond issue, which the board hopes to have on an April ballot.

Adam Holden, assistant superintendent, will talk about the Kansas Common Core, a change to curriculum. Janet Herdman, consultant for Alexander Open Systems, will discuss the technology review that’s recently been done in preparation for the bond issue.

The board will also vote on whether to create a new job within administration, that of assistant director of curriculum and instruction. The Douglas County Food Policy Council will then present a plan to declare the week of Oct. 22 “Farm to School Week.”

More information about the agenda can be found at the board's website.

The board meets at 7 p.m. today at the district office, 110 McDonald Drive.


brutus 1 year, 6 months ago

It is more about being outdated and inequitable than disrepair. Education changes, technology requirements have rendered systems obsolete.


oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 6 months ago

Strategy 101: How to dupe the public.

Will the school board hire again an outside firm or does the board belive they are credible enough themselves to promote the bond issue?

It really is time to vote NO on this next bond issue and the district get their spending in order. How can buildings be in disrepair when there is a maintenance budget and staff? It seems to this writer that the district is lacking in leadership both at the board level and the administrative level.

I wonder if Mr. Simons would dare tackle the issue in a Saturday column and likewise take a position of his usual stance maybe this and maybe that.

Come on Dolph, you like wilbur have so few years left, give the district the b**^^t chewing they need.


irvan moore 1 year, 6 months ago

they have a pretty good strategy in place now, hold a special election so there is a lower voter turnout that favors the result they want


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