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The Lawrence school district uses cable TV channel 26 as an information channel. Why don't they post school closings on it?

Julie Boyle, director of communications for the district, said the district didn't yet have the capability to remotely update channel 26, a communication tool it plans to further develop.

The district's inclement weather procedures direct parents to tune to area radio and television stations for school closing announcements.

Boyle said staff notifies KLWN-AM, 132; KLZR-FM, 105.9; and, KANU-FM, 91.5 in Lawrence. These stations make frequent announcements within moments of notification. The district also notifies Topeka television channels 13, 27 and 49 and radio station WIBW-FM, 97.3.

The Lawrence district is part of the Kansas City Area Emergency School Communications System, which provides announcements on most Kansas City radio and television stations.


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