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School board to look at preliminary bond numbers

"The first priority involves ... providing each school with a separate gymnasium and cafeteria."

Wakarusa Valley Elementary has a full size gymnasium and kitchen along with a separate cafeteria. Makes one wonder, again, why that school was ever closed.

"the board will hear a presentation from the Human Resources department about a new online tool called Teacherinsight to improve teacher recruitment and hiring, and consider approving a contract with Gallup Consulting to implement that tool at a one-year cost of $21,000."

Will this tool replace one of the many individuals in the top heavy HR department?

Unless more accountability is established for USD 497, a bond issue will never pass. Patrons are tired of being deceived by this district's administrators and school board.

November 25, 2012 at 2:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shoppers get head start on Black Friday

Seriously sad!!!

November 23, 2012 at 8:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents say goodbye to popular downtown breakfast spot

The breakfasts at First Watch are fabulous!

November 18, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Near a state title, Free State coach has past and present on his mind

Great article about a great guy and coach from an outstanding family in the community! The youth of Lawrence have been blessed to have been influenced by this coach's wisdom and integrity. Go Firebirds -- ALL the way!

November 16, 2012 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

All aboard the dinner train

Sounds like fun! I look forward to having dinner on board when it is up and running.

November 15, 2012 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: There's no worse place than the road for KU football

At least Turner Gill was a classier coach than Mangio or Weis could ever aspire to be; currently, the KU football program is embarrassing and a money drain.

November 4, 2012 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: There's no worse place than the road for KU football

I agree, call it a season and drop the program; enough is enough!

November 4, 2012 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Crucial interception helps Free State defeat rival Lawrence High

Great game by two excellent football programs! Congrats to the Firebirds! Who knows there may be another rematch in the near future. Best of luck to both city teams, the Lawrence community is proud of your efforts.

Any chance the Firebirds or Lions could take on Texas today at Memorial Stadium? The projected outcome might be different. :-)

October 27, 2012 at 7:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cody Stanclift a force up front for Firebirds

Great article about a great kid! Go Firebirds!

October 24, 2012 at 9:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

First Bell: Vaccination clinics coming up for staff; clarification on voting with student IDs; Pinckney science club alive and kicking

Alex - could you share the dates/times and schools that flu shots will be available to staff. There are retired LPS staff who wish to get their flu shots and have not received any info from the district. Thanks.

October 4, 2012 at 8:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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