K-12 Education

Longtime military man Randy Masten enters school board race

A former Pentagon employee and longtime military man has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Lawrence school board.Randy Masten, 46, retired as a lieutenant colonel at the beginning of the month after most recently teaching at Fort Leavenworth. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in history ...

LMH employee Tyler Palmer announces candidacy for school board

Lawrence resident Tyler Palmer is throwing his hat into the ring, announcing his candidacy for a seat on the Lawrence school board.Palmer, 38, works as a network engineer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. A spot on the board would be his first involvement with the local school district.“As ...

KU architecture professor Keith Diaz Moore files for seat on Lawrence school board

A Kansas University professor has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Lawrence school board.Keith Diaz Moore, 44, is an associate professor and associate dean of graduate studies in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at KU.“As a parent and from a philosophical viewpoint, I ...

First Bell: Lawrence school district gathering names for school-naming committees; engineers from West build second-place Future City; state honors math teacher from Central

Lawrence school district administrators are gathering names of people to be nominated for appointment to four committees responsible for recommending new names — or retaining current ones — for the district’s four junior high schools, which are designated to become middle schools July ...

Boy crashes school bus into football stadium at Southeast of Saline Secondary School

Gypsum ? Officials in a central Kansas school district are looking at possibly expensive repairs after a child drove a school bus into a wall at a football stadium.And Saline County sheriff's deputies are trying to figure out how the boy got behind the wheel in the first place.The crash ...

School board rewarding job, veterans say

You can advocate for education, learn about yourself, shape the community’s future and make the tough decisions that can improve children’s lives — and more.All by running for, and winning, a seat on your local board of education.“You’re invested in the future of your community,” ...

Candidates seeking school board seats

Candidates are lining up to run for seats on area school boards.Four candidates filed Friday at the Douglas County Courthouse:• Marlene Merrill, for one of four seats on the Lawrence school board. Merrill is finishing a four-year term on the board, and is seeking re-election.• Shannon ...

First Bell: Enter naming game for junior highs; superintendent encourages backpack searches; 2012 graduation may move to weeknight(s); students ready for Future City regionals

Members of the Lawrence school board voted Thursday night to close all four of the district's junior high schools, but that didn't come as a shock.The closing plan — shut the junior highs down at the end of the day June 30, then reopen them as middle schools at the beginning of July 1 — was ...

Lawrence students share community service efforts to honor MLK

The Lawrence school district came together with a common dream Thursday night at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Event.Students from each grade school, junior high and high school went before a crowd of hundreds in Free State High’s auditorium to speak about the community ...

Lawrence school board seeks new names for middle schools

Lawrence’s four public junior high schools could start the next academic year with more than new missions.The schools — already set to become middle schools by welcoming sixth-graders to campus and leaving ninth-graders to high schools — now will get a chance to get entirely new names, ...