School board

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
Lawrence school district hosting informational meetings on bond issue
January 23, 2013
Community meetings will be held in schools throughout the district to explain and discuss the proposed $92.5 million bond proposal. By Peter Hancock
Four candidates to vie for school board seats
January 22, 2013
The 2013 school board race has drawn fewer candidates than either of the last two elections. By Peter Hancock
Morse files for Lawrence school board
January 18, 2013
Adina Morse filed paperwork Friday morning to run for the Lawrence school board. By Peter Hancock
Third candidate files for school board seat
January 17, 2013
Kristie Adair, a former paraeducator, is the third candidate to file for the April 2 school board election. By Peter Hancock
School board formally sets bond election
January 14, 2013
Passage of a resolution officially puts $92.5 million bond issue on the April 2 ballot. By Peter Hancock
School board to consider legal settlement
January 13, 2013
Agreement would cost $25,000 to settle wrongful termination claim by former employee. By Peter Hancock
Big decisions in store for public schools in 2013
$92.5 million bond issue, new science standards, NCLB waiver on education agenda
December 31, 2012
Education officials in Lawrence and throughout the state are looking ahead to a year of monumental decisions that will be made at every level, from the schoolhouse to the Statehouse, and even the courthouse.
Lawrence school board to begin finalizing bond proposal
December 9, 2012
The Lawrence school board will begin deciding what projects to pursue and how large of a bond issue it wants voters to approve in April. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence district going its own way on teacher evaluations
December 3, 2012
A new evaluation system to be used in Lawrence will tie teachers’ ratings to student achievement, but not by using standardized test scores. By Peter Hancock
School improvement costs estimated at $85.4 million
November 26, 2012
Lawrence school board members are preparing to ask voters to approve a bond issue amid cloudy future for school funding. By Peter Hancock
State education board to revisit decline in science education
November 25, 2012
The Kansas State Board of Education will discuss the complete data from a study showing many teachers have greatly reduced, or even eliminated, the time they spend in class teaching science. By Peter Hancock
School board to look at preliminary bond numbers
November 25, 2012
The Lawrence Board of Education will begin winnowing down its wish list for building improvements, technology upgrades and tech-ed enhancements. By Peter Hancock.