School board

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
City Commission, school board primary has 13.8 percent voter turnout
March 9, 2015
The primary elections for the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board saw a turnout of 13.8 percent, according to official results from Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew.
Additional forums scheduled for school board, City Commission candidates
05:23 p.m., March 6, 2015 Updated 10:53 p.m.
Two more forums for the Lawrence school board and City Commission races have been announced.
School board candidate profile: Norine Spears
February 22, 2015
While in elementary school, Norine Spears remembers riding in a car with her mother and heading door to door collecting money to buy land for a new middle school in her home town.
School board candidate profile: Kelly Spurgeon
February 22, 2015
Now vying for a position on Lawrence’s school board, Kelly Spurgeon said he would be comfortable being held accountable in that office. “That’s what a board member does,” he said. “That’s part of the service and leadership.” At the heart of any issues facing Lawerence’s schools, Spurgeon said he’s a pragmatist rather than an ideologue. And while he doesn’t presume to know or understand all the area’s problems, he said he’s prepared to listen to the needs of the people.
Lawrence school board election: Three more declare candidacy
01:08 p.m., January 13, 2015 Updated 10:05 p.m.
Three more candidates have filed to run in the April 7 election for the Lawrence school board, bringing the total to six.
Lawrence school board’s Boundary Advisory Committee meeting rescheduled
December 1, 2014
The Lawrence school board’s Boundary Advisory Committee meeting originally scheduled for this evening has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office, 110 McDonald Drive.
School district prepares to issue $36 million in bonds
October 27, 2014
The Lawrence school board passed a resolution Monday authorizing the sale of the second batch of $36 million in bonds to pay for building improvements and technology upgrades across the district.
Lawrence school board to hold budget election by mail in January
September 22, 2014
The Lawrence school district will hold a mail ballot election in January 2015 to determine whether it can keep its local option budget at 33 percent beyond the 2014-15 school year.
Lawrence school board to decide on mail ballot election for local option budget issue
September 19, 2014
The Lawrence school board on Monday will vote on whether to hold a mail ballot election in January to keep its local option budget at 33 percent.
Lawrence school officials weigh pros and cons of later start times for teens
August 27, 2014
Area school officials are pondering the pros and cons of a later start time, after the American Academy of Pediatrics released a report this week recommending that middle and high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later to allow students to be better rested for classes.
Lawrence school board members defend recess
August 3, 2014
Lawrence school board member Adina Morse compared the practice to something that one might see in a prison setting. By Scott Rothschild
School district proposes cut in property tax rate
July 24, 2014
The Lawrence school district has proposed a budget that includes a decrease in the local school district property tax rate. By Scott Rothschild