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PAC formed to support Lawrence school district bond issue

My children are long gone from the Lawrence School District but they had a wonderful experience. I do hope young families today are having the same. Education is about the only area I'll gladly have my tax dollars go and I will vote accordingly.

(And my son hopes it passes as well, I had to call him to have him remind me of my Lawrence Journal World secret identity. LOLing!!)

January 30, 2013 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you ever tried yoga or any other exercise classes?

Hello autie!
I think that you are confused by the difference between "yoga" and "yogurt"!! You are making me "LOL" all over the place and are in danger of making me "LOLing right down the street"!!
I am very new to having a Lawrence Journal World commenter status but I am having fun and am glad to have met your acquaintance!
I think that you are fun and also a little bit "wacky" which is extra fun. My son says that I should interact more and I think he is right! I'm having a very good time because you are a hoot.

February 16, 2012 at 7:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School consolidation working group won’t pursue specific closings

Dear wolfy,
I would have to agree with my fellow Lawrence Journal World commenter that these are good points. (Hello to you also Toto12! "LOLing" "woof" "woof" "slapping myself on my knee")

February 14, 2012 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School consolidation working group won’t pursue specific closings

Thank you for your thoughtful response. There are a lot of good points being made by a lot of people here, I might ask some others what they think too. This is complicated!

February 14, 2012 at 10:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School consolidation working group won’t pursue specific closings

Dear Mr./Mrs. patterte,
You seem to know a lot about this and I am drawn to you - so much so that I have created my own Lawrence Journal World persona so that the two of us may interact. Given what has transpired and what has been discussed, what do you see as the best option? You say that both sides have data and research so I am curious as to who is right, is there such thing?
I see your point on the 3 schools you mention (and while I don't mean to nitpick, I think you mean to say $2M) (but if it is $2B, I agree with you that that investment is too steep! "LOLing on my floor")), but I could also easily see the potential for self serving motives within the 3 that are supporting the notion of closing their fellow school - what a conundrum that has been created.
What is interesting, is that the three that are leaning towards not closing had a couple of options at their disposal. Had they been completely self serving, I suppose they could continue to aggressively take part in this process and focus efforts on their neighbor schools, that seems to have been the path taken by some. As an alternative, they could have persued their current path - again, potentially as a completely self serving action.
I do not think that that is the only possible motivation, and I don't believe you do either. I also do not think the groups that wish to continue with closure are necessarily solely acting in a self serving manner - though they may be. From my vantage point, I do not know what the school board was thinking when they created this group in the first place, its like a jury with every single member having a conflict of interest --- trying each other --- with a minimum number of guilty verdicts to hand out. It really is fascinating.
So I will ask again, as someone who knows this situation well, what do you see, in your opinion, as the best way to proceed?

February 14, 2012 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )