Comment history

Public notice

Lilly: You are unbelievable!

March 31, 2011 at 3:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

First Bell: Obama backs away from standardized tests; small-class advocate criticizes task force report; ideas offered for budget cuts

Fagan: Huffington Post is a "progressive" publication. As co-author of the now-disgraced taskforce subcommittee report on class sizes, don't you think an interview of the "progressive" Ms. Shannon Kimble would be appropriate??

March 29, 2011 at 5:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board members vote to close Wakarusa Valley School

Responsible? Yes, and chickens have lips!

March 28, 2011 at 10:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Incumbent school board member Marlene Merrill wants to complete the work she's begun

"Nuttier than a Squirrel on Acid"?
Let the mourning commence!

March 17, 2011 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attorney Shannon Kimball's work on education task force confirmed desire to run for school board

"Parents at Wakarusa Valley School . . . have established partnerships with faculty and researchers at Kansas University to help build an effective program that emphasizes STEM — that’s science, technology, engineering and math — education at the school. She’d like to see such efforts replicated throughout the district on STEM and other initiatives."

Shannon, get a clue! You voted to close the school you are now lauding!! How about this, close a school that actually puts a dent into the $3M shortfall, and send teachers from other schools to Wakarusa to learn from those teachers how to do a STEM initiative? Have PTO from those other schools learn from the Wakarusa PTO?

To parrot Synjyn, Dr. Kimball took the hippocratic oath. You appear to merely be a hypocrite!

March 16, 2011 at 5:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wrong approach

If the report’s recommendations are adopted as submitted, the Board of Education are idiots! Closing Waky eliminates the only outlet for crowding at Broken Arrow, Langston Hughes and Sunflower. It also requires substantial bussing that would effectively cost two or three teaching positions. Finally, it doesn't even put a dent in the supposed $3 million deficit. Best interests of our kids?

March 15, 2011 at 9:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Consensus building on closure, consolidations for Lawrence schools

Nice, Mr. Epp! So, you and Ms. Beeson are essentially saying that if the the school board rejects the flawed taskforce recommendation, SONS will hold them hostage over the bond issue? Brilliant!

March 15, 2011 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jim Clark looking for role on Lawrence school board after Kansas lobbying career

Knew Jim well when he was head of KCDAA. He did a good job there. Mutual friend of my mentor. No doubt would bring some common sense and reason to this school board! Good luck!!

March 7, 2011 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report pulls alarm on lack of smoke detectors in Lawrence elementary schools

It's a draft report, subject to revision. Plus, the report states that this information comes directly from the district's own, published, capital outlay records. If it is to be revised, it would appear that the district would have to give this committee additional information. Minder's acknowledgement is telling, wouldn't he know if the information was inaccurate? What about the silence from our fire chief, who just so happens to be a school board member! Aren't the bigger issues elsewhere? ADA compliance, or the lack thereof, is a big deal! Kennedy???

December 2, 2010 at 2:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Task force envisions future for Lawrence elementary schools

All 4 subcommittee reports should be posted on the district's website!

November 30, 2010 at 3:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )