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Efficiency task force to call for review of collective bargaining laws

Do you think the Lawrence school district is failing? Do you think the Lawrence teachers are overpaid?

December 13, 2012 at 9:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence High holds off Gardner-Edgerton in last seconds of playoff football thriller

Great high school football game. Very entertaining. Douglas County is looking strong!

November 3, 2012 at 1:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brown, Holland trade verbal jabs over tax cuts, school funding, K-10 safety

Holland's message was clear and consistent: fund education to produce an intelligent citizenship that will create jobs and provide an intelligent workforce. Brown's message was less clear: cut taxes because two Eudora school board members told him to get rid of dead weight. Eliminate income taxes for business owners.
Holland responded when Republican Eudora mayor Scott Hopson asked for help. Brown did not, according to Hopson.
The contrast between the two was clear. Holland was calm and under control. Brown rambled and yelled.
There is a clear choice between the two and that's the truth.

October 1, 2012 at 8:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers, district to meet with mediator about size of raises

The state currently has a $450 m surplus. That's the truth.

June 14, 2012 at 10:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers, district to meet with mediator about size of raises

There is no stalemate at this time. Both the teachers and the Board have moved considerably from their original positions. Now, a mediator will attempt to bridge the salary gap between the two sides. The LEA members greatly appreciate the work that Mr. Reeber does for us. As do we appreciate the thankless job the Board members perform in serving our community.

June 14, 2012 at 7:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers, district to meet with mediator about size of raises

The majority of teachers might agree to a twelve month contract as long as their daily wage is increased accordingly. If a new teacher in Lawrence were to work eight more weeks, her salary would increase approximately $7,500, bringing her salary up to $42,000. There would have to be additional funds for this kind of work and salary increase.

June 14, 2012 at 7:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers, district to meet with mediator about size of raises

The amount of money the district is receiving has been set by state legislators, the federal government, and the local school board. The teachers and district are not "looting" the public. There is a disagreement on how the fixed amount of money should be spent. Should Lawrence teachers receive as much compensation as Johnson County teachers? Should money be spent on teachers' salaries or kept in savings? That's where the disagreement lies.

June 14, 2012 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )