K-12 Education

Fair on Saturday to feature candidates for Lawrence school board, city commission

Candidates for Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board will gather Saturday morning for a Candidate Fair sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lawrence Visitors Center, 402 N. Second. All 14 candidates in the two races ...

Lawrence school district preparing to deal with $3 million loss

Lawrence school district expects to fill its $3 million budget hole for next year without laying off a single teacher or eliminating a single program.District administrators are making preliminary plans to tap into contingency funds, absorb a diploma-completion program, extend a cut to ...

Lawrence school board members vote to close Wakarusa Valley School

Wakarusa Valley School soon will celebrate its 50th birthday, but it won’t be open for its 51st.Monday night, members of the Lawrence school board voted to close the school southeast of Clinton Lake at the end of the current school year, a move projected to save the district nearly $500,000 ...

If school closes, all-day kindergarten could expand

The Lawrence school district is making plans to add full-day kindergarten at two schools next year if — and it’s a big if — Lawrence school board members agree to close Wakarusa Valley School.Both Broken Arrow and Sunflower schools would be added to the list of eight existing schools that ...

Kindergarten Roundup set for April 7-8 at Perry Elementary School

Perry Elementary School’s Kindergarten Roundup is set for April 7 and 8.During roundup, children will be screened, and their parents will be given information about what to expect in kindergarten. The event is for children who will start kindergarten this fall.Call Jill Spurling, ...

Lawrence school board candidates share budget-cutting approaches at forum

Candidates running for seats on the Lawrence school board understand that next year’s anticipated $3 million budget hole could grower wider and deeper in the years ahead for the Lawrence school district.And while they agree that protecting classroom instruction should be the most important ...

Town Talk: Subaru dealership to get new South Lawrence presence; talks to bring Chrysler dealership back to Lawrence progressing; turnout for advanced voting up over 2009 totals

News and notes from around town:• Look for some changes at the Lawrence Auto Plaza along South Iowa Street. The Briggs Auto Group has struck a deal to take over the location currently occupied by Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 2233 W. 29th Terrace. Briggs plans to move its Subaru dealership to the ...

School board candidates participate in Voter Education Coalition Forum

The Voter Education Coalition will host a forum featuring candidates for the Lawrence school board is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City Commission chambers at City Hall. The event will be streamed live on LJWorld.com below and broadcast live on Knology Channel 25. Questions for the ...