K-12 Education

Lawrence elementary school task force to mull budget options

The Lawrence school district is making plans to cut anywhere from $1.5 million to $5 million from next year’s budget, and its leaders will be looking to members of an appointed task force for help identifying savings.Monday night, task force members learned that the district likely could ...

Elementary task force to meet Monday night

Efforts to come up with a consensus community vision for the future of Lawrence’s public elementary schools are moving closer to completion.Members of the Lawrence Elementary School Facility Vision Task Force are scheduled to gather at 7 p.m. Monday at Lawrence school district headquarters, ...

Lawrence schools have full agenda for 2011

Fifth-graders will be the oldest students in elementary schools.Sixth- through eighth-graders will be in middle school, following new schedules designed to help ease the transition into secondary education.And freshmen? They’ll actually be attending classes on high school campuses, instead of ...

Full-day kindergarten tuition in Lawrence faces fickle finances

Full-day kindergarten gives students more time to learn in class, more chances to get along with others and more exposure to their school’s building, responsibilities and routines that will become part of their academic lives for the next 12 years and, perhaps, beyond.And that’s not ...

Trial rescheduled for McPherson teacher in sex case

McPherson ? The trial has been rescheduled for a former McPherson High School teacher and coach accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl.The Hutchinson News reports that the new trial date is Feb. 17.The 25-year-old former teacher faces four counts of unlawful sexual relations with a ...

Bridging the gap: Innovative diversity program Can We Talk expands in Lawrence

Although Willie Amison, Craig Butler, Ed Brunt and Bud Stallworth grew up in different places, and with different aspirations, all eventually found their way to Lawrence. They faced challenges in their youth because of the times — and the color of their skin. But despite the obstacles, each ...

Lawrence school teachers ratify changes in work agreement

A new seven-period day remains on schedule for the coming academic year at Lawrence and Free State high schools.The new schedule is accounted for in a renegotiated work agreement between the Lawrence school district and the Lawrence Education Association.The LEA ratified the agreement this ...

Lawrence school board approves teacher contract

A renegotiated work agreement with teachers won unanimous approval from members of the Lawrence school board Monday night.Now it’s up to members of the Lawrence Education Association — representing more than 900 teachers and other licensed personnel in the district — to determine whether ...

Baldwin City school board votes to close Vinland, Marion Springs schools

Baldwin City ? After months of discussion and public input, the USD 348 Board of Education voted Monday night to close two rural elementary schools at the end of the 2010-11 school year.The proposal to close Marion Springs Elementary School and Vinland Elementary School passed by a 5-2 vote. ...