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Archive for Wednesday, January 29, 2014

25 years ago: School board hears public reactions on second high school decision

January 29, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 29, 1989:

In the wake of the recent decision to add a second high school in Lawrence (pending a bond issue to be placed before voters), the faculty of Lawrence High School had given their varied opinions, as had the students. Today, members of the school board reported on some of the reactions they had faced in the past few days from members of the public. "The only comments I've heard have been from people who've been very supportive," said Maggie Carttar. "One, they were supportive of the decision or, two, they weren't happy with the decision but were glad we'd moved on this, done something." Board president Alice Fowler related two main concerns she had heard. People were glad the board was looking at land other than the 50 district-owned acres in far western Lawrence, because they were concerned that such a location would create inequities in the socioeconomic and racial mix of the schools. Secondly, she said, people were concerned about how reappraisal would affect their taxes.

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