K-12 Education

Police: Lawrence student pepper-sprayed, adult bus attendant cited

Updated story: Lawrence school bus monitor cited, suspended after reportedly pepper-spraying student • • • An adult bus attendant was cited on suspicion of battery after a dispute on a school bus Friday afternoon, Lawrence police said. Police said that the bus attendant used pepper ...

Sunset Hill teacher honored with $10,000 ‘Bobs’ award

It’s a good thing Michele Duncan loves kids. The longtime educator was practically mobbed by a pack of second-graders Thursday afternoon after being presented with the 2018 Special Award for Excellence in Teaching. Commonly known as the Bobs Award, the Lawrence Schools Foundation’s annual ...

Lawrence school board takes second look at spending priorities

The Lawrence school board took another look Monday at how it will spend new money it expects to get for the 2018-2019 school year without yet knowing how much additional revenue it will get.Kathy Johnson, district executive director of finance, updated the board on what could happen when the ...

Lawrence school board to again discuss 2018-2019 funding priorities

The district’s financial director again will update the Lawrence school board Monday on the district’s 2018-2019 budget outlook as a prelude to discussion on next year’s spending priorities.At its last two meetings, Kathy Johnson, the district's executive director of finance, has updated ...

Hundreds of Lawrence students gather in South Park for National School Walkout rally

Hundreds of Lawrence students walked out of classes in protest of gun violence Friday, the 19th anniversary of the deadly Columbine shooting.The students were among countless young people taking part in walkouts across the country as part of the National School Walkout movement.At Lawrence High ...

LHS alumna receives prestigious Truman scholarship

Lawrence High School alumna Sadie Keller has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, the Lawrence school district announced earlier this month. Keller, a 2015 LHS graduate, is among 59 college students from 52 colleges and universities across the country to receive the honor. The Truman program ...