Sound Off: Additional classrooms
Since both high schools are overcrowded now with 400 more students, and all of the elementary schools have fewer students than they used to, is there a plan in the bond issue for additional classrooms at both high schools. Or will they be getting portables soon?
Lawrence school district spokeswoman Julie Boyle said that as part of its pre-bond issue planning process, the Lawrence school board is considering adding classrooms at Free State High School and enlarging common spaces at Lawrence High School. “The primary focus of the bond issue will be elementary school improvements, including the elimination of portables,” Boyle said. “Elementary enrollment in Lawrence is up and projected to continue to grow.” Patrons may review options under consideration for the school bond issue on the district’s website at