School board

School board candidate profile: Shannon Kimball
March 22, 2015
Kimball, 41, is seeking her second term on the Lawrence school board after winning a seat in 2011 and spending this school year as the board’s president.
School board candidate profile: Jessica Beeson
March 22, 2015
Jessica Beeson, the director of alumni and community engagement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kansas University, is one of seven people hoping to be elected to the Lawrence school board April 7.
School board candidate profile: Ronald Gordon-Ross
March 22, 2015
Right up on there on Ronald Gordon-Ross’ bucket list, along with visiting Venice and flying in a jet fighter, is serving on a local school board. Gordon-Ross, 40, is one of seven people hoping to be elected to one of the four four-year terms on the Lawrence school board on April 7.
School board candidate profile: Lindsey Frye
March 22, 2015
Lindsey Frye, a denied medical claims collector for Apria Healthcare, one of seven people running for a four-year term on the Lawrence school board April 7.
School board candidate profile: Bob Byers
March 22, 2015
Bob Byers, an employee in the state social work department for about 30 years, is one of seven people running for a four-year term for the Lawrence school board April 7.
School board candidate profile: Jill Fincher
March 22, 2015
Jill Fincher, a member of the Lawrence Schools Foundation, is one of seven candidates running for four four-year terms on the Lawrence school board on April 7.
School board candidate profile: Rick Ingram
March 22, 2015
In 2011 Rick Ingram was elected to the Lawrence school board for the first time, and now he’s running again, along with six others, for four spots, each worth a four-year term.
School board questionnaire: Jessica Beeson
March 18, 2015
Jessica Beeson, 38, is the director of alumni and community engagement for Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also works as a lecturer for KU’s leadership studies minor and for the African & African-American Studies Department. She has served on the Elementary Facilities Task Force and the Superintendent’s Advisory Council in past years.
School board questionnaire: Bob Byers
March 18, 2015
Bob Byers, 60, served on the board from 2009 to 2012. He was appointed to the board in June 2014 following the resignation of Keith Diaz Moore. Byers is an administrator for the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
School board questionnaire: Jill Fincher
March 18, 2015
Jill Fincher, 47, is a board member for the Lawrence Schools Foundation, which raises money for the district. She has also served on boards for the Lawrence Public Library, the Ballard Center and several parent-teacher organizations for Lawrence schools. She manages a family business based in British Columbia.
School board questionnaire: Lindsey Frye
March 18, 2015
Lindsey Frye, 34, is a denied medical claims collector for Apria Healthcare in Overland Park. She is also a member of New York Elementary’s parent-teacher association and site council.
School board questionnaire: Ronald “G.R.” Gordon-Ross
March 18, 2015
Ronald “G.R.” Gordon-Ross, 40, is a health care IT professional. He volunteers at Prairie Park Elementary School and served on the district’s Elementary School Facility Vision Task Force, which was charged with studying how to make schools more efficient.
School board questionnaire: Rick Ingram
March 18, 2015
Rick Ingram, 60, was elected to the board in 2011 and spent the 2013-14 school year as its president. He works as a professor of clinical psychology at KU. He also sits on the district’s Boundary Advisory Committee, which recommends changes to school attendance zones.
School board questionnaire: Shannon Kimball
March 18, 2015
Shannon Kimball, 41, was elected to the board in 2011 and currently serves as its president. She works as an attorney with a focus on legal and policy issues relating to public schools.
Lawrence school board candidates see a new elementary or middle school coming soon
10:06 p.m., March 12, 2015 Updated 10:56 p.m.
A majority of the candidates running for five seats on the Lawrence school board believe the district will need to make a large investment in improving Lawrence High School and build either a new elementary or middle school within the next 10 years. By Elliot Hughes

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