School board

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.
Lawrence school board may seek new enrollment projections
November 8, 2012
Predicting growth patterns will be important for future planning in the district. By Peter Hancock.
Architects outline priorities for bond issue to upgrade older schools
October 29, 2012
Plans for a bond issue in the Lawrence school district came into a little more focus Monday night as architects working on the project outlined the priorities for how proceeds from the bonds would be used. By Peter Hancock
School board to discuss SLT changes
Interchange on western leg of K-10 affects district property
October 29, 2012
The Lawrence school board will discuss plans for a new highway interchange near Langston Hughes School when it meets at 8 p.m. today. By Peter Hancock
In efficiency fight, school officials counter that cuts have already left deep wounds
October 24, 2012
Governor’s task force searches for waste, but local officials say they’ve achieved efficiency and cuts have already taken a toll. By Peter Hancock.
Parents, staff offer thoughts on improvements to Pinckney School
October 17, 2012
Parents, teachers and neighborhood residents of Pinckney School asked questions and offered some observations about how best to upgrade the school if Lawrence voters approve a bond issue next spring.
School leaders consider ways to upgrade technology
October 13, 2012
Lawrence school officials envision a day in the not-too-distant future when every student will come to class connected to at least one, and possibly multiple, wireless devices.
Crews investigate gasoline in sewers near Schwegler Elementary
12:39 p.m., September 27, 2012 Updated 03:24 p.m.
City and county crews are investigating gasoline in the sewer near Schwegler Elementary, 2201 Ousdahl.
Lawrence school board’s goals outlined for bond issue
September 26, 2012
The Lawrence school board is working on a bond issue, set to go to public vote in April. Committees are still formulating details of what it will entail — and how much it will cost — but three overall goals have emerged.
School board approves boundary change
September 24, 2012
The Lawrence school board on Monday approved an attendance boundary change and accepted reports on its upcoming bond issue and changes to assessments after the No Child Left Behind waiver.
All but 1 Lawrence school meet ‘Standard of Excellence’
September 19, 2012
For the third year in a row, Kennedy School was the only school in the Lawrence district not to meet the “Standard of Excellence” distinction on the state’s standardized assessments. The Kansas Department of Education released its list of schools that made the grade for the standard on Tuesday.
Board approves report on bond issue
September 10, 2012
The Lawrence school board on Monday approved a plan for pre-election planning relating to its proposed bond issue.
Boundary change to be discussed
September 7, 2012
The Lawrence school board may change a district boundary on Monday after months of consideration.