Members of the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group are scheduled to meet tonight to begin suggesting, adjusting and forming scenarios for reducing the Lawrence school district’s roster of elementary schools by two or three within the next couple years. In this file photo from Monday, Nov. 7, are, from left: Alison Nye, Stacey White, Karla Hughes and David Unekis, representing Pinckney School; and Lois Orth-Lopes, a teacher and ex-officio member from Cordley School. Nye also is a teacher and ex-officio member of the working group.
Jim Mann, left, was Gov. Sam Brownback's choice to lead the administration's IT department until Mann resigned Tuesday afternoon after questions about his education background arose. He graduated from an unaccredited university, often referred to a diploma mill.