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School board

School board adopts $148.8 million budget
August 12, 2013
The school district’s budget allows for up to 18 percent more spending next year, but district officials say they expect the actual increase to be much less than that. The average growth rate over the last few years has been 3 percent to 5 percent, officials said. By Peter Hancock
School board moves forward on sex ed curriculum
May 13, 2013
The Lawrence school board hopes to have a new human sexuality curriculum in place by this summer that will incorporate new national guidelines. The new curriculum would add more information about contraception and sexual orientation. By Peter Hancock
School board studies ‘critical race theory’ in work on equity issues
May 4, 2013
The Lawrence school board devoted a three-hour workshop recently to the study of ‘critical race theory’ to understand how race affects many facets of education. Although controversial in some circles, district officials say it’s a useful tool to increase awareness of racial disparities. By Peter Hancock
School board OK’s $4.1 million in projects; reorganizes administration
April 8, 2013
The Lawrence school board voted to approve $4.1 million in projects that were not covered by the recently-passed bond issue. The administration office will also get a shake-up, with more staff moved into schools to prepare for technology overhaul. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence school district moving forward on bond projects
April 7, 2013
The Lawrence school board will be asked Monday to approve a contract with a construction manager to supervise projects funded with the recently approved $92.5 million bond issue. Voters approved that bond issue in last week’s elections. By Peter Hancock
School bond town hall meeting at 7 p.m. today
March 26, 2013
The town hall meeting to discuss the $92.5 million school bond election will start at 7 p.m. today in the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth Street.
Public to ask school bond questions at town hall meeting
March 22, 2013
Tuesday’s town hall meeting on the upcoming school bond election will focus on questions from the public.
Morse cites lifelong ties to Lawrence schools
March 21, 2013
Adina Morse grew up in the Lawrence school district and has been a longtime volunteer in local schools. She is now running for a seat on the Lawrence school board. By Peter Hancock
School board hires principals, discusses bond plans
March 11, 2013
The Lawrence school board named two new principals for the 2013-14 school year, and named a permanent assistant principal at another school. Board members also reaffirmed their commitment that the proposed $92.5 million bond issue will not result in higher property taxes. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence school board to hear finance advisory council report
March 10, 2013
An advisory group will present the Lawrence school board with financial data comparing Lawrence to similar districts. The report will likely be a factor in debate about the upcoming $92.5 million bond proposal. By Peter Hancock
School board candidates share similar views on major issues
March 6, 2013
The four candidates running for three seats on the Lawrence school board all strongly support the proposed $92.5 million bond issue and share similar views on other major issues. Voters will elect three of the four candidates in the April 2 general election. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence school board votes to oppose anti-union bill
February 25, 2013
The Lawrence school board voted unanimously Monday night to send a letter to Kansas lawmakers opposing a bill that would narrow the Professional Negotiations Act. The bill is pending in the House Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development. By Peter Hancock
School board to honor Presidential Scholar, National Merit finalists
February 22, 2013
All eight area high school students who were named semi-finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. have been named finalists. The Lawrence school board will recognize them at the board meeting Monday night. By Peter Hancock.
Lawrence superintendent gets positive review from school board
January 28, 2013
The Lawrence school board gave Superintendent Rick Doll good marks during his annual performance review Monday. His contract will come up for renewal later this year. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence school district audit shows large cash reserves
January 25, 2013
The Lawrence school board will receive its annual audit report when it meets Monday night. By Peter Hancock