From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 27, 1988:
Crowded conditions at Lawrence High School were causing another headache for students in the form of parking spaces. The driving segment of the nearly 1,800 students at the school had learned that arriving early at school, sometimes as early as 7:00 a.m., was the only way to secure a space in the parking lot that was designed to hold only half the number of student cars. Students who didn't manage to get a parking space were parking on streets adjacent to the school, sometimes a few blocks away. Currently there were about 350 student spaces on the 40-acre campus at 19th and Louisiana, with 300 to 400 more students parking off campus, according to estimates from school administrators. This year's student council had managed to raise about $15,000 and were planning to ask school board members to match that sum and extend the western edge of the main parking area toward the track area, creating an additional 100 spaces.