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School Board Kudos - Credit Where Credit is Due

Benjamin Roberts

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/10/Slaying_the_budget_.jpg The Lawrence Board of Education deserves our well earned thanks and appreciation for their hard work. Thank you, Board Members, for choosing a prudent, reasoned approach to the budget crisis.

SONS - Save Our Neighborhood Supervisors

Benjamin Roberts

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School Closing Council - Quail Run: The New Target

Benjamin Roberts

The School Board has yet to decide if school closings should be one of the remedies for the expected budget shortfalls of future years. Regardless of that, the School Board and Administration has enlisted the District's Equity Council for the purpose of developing criteria to use in determining school closings. ...

Border War - East versus West - New attacks Old

Benjamin Roberts

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/25/kansas-missouri-border-war.gif Members of the School Board have created a division amongst the residents of Lawrence. Primary responsibility goes to President of the Board Scott Morgan, who began the current border war in November, 2009 when he chose closing schools as his first option of reducing District expenses. He was soon ...

School Board President … Finance and Ethics?

Benjamin Roberts

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/ethics.jpg Scott Morgan, Lawrence Public School Board President, has some questionable finance and campaign donation issues from his Senatorial race in 2008. These questions arise upon review of Mr. Morgan’s “Receipt and Expenditures Report of a Candidate for State Office” which was submitted January 10, 2009 to required agencies including ...

The Sacred Cow of USD 497 - Administration

Benjamin Roberts

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/16/anim-sacred-cow.jpg Lawrence Public Schools (LPS) has abruptly come to the realization that money, although made of paper, does not grow on trees. The recent budget crisis was brought to light by the failure of the Kansas Legislature to properly fund public schools. There has been a huge outcry against Topeka ...

Administrative Services Expenditures - USD 497 - Salaries Revealed

Benjamin Roberts

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/11/administrative-expenditures.jpg Has anyone noticed that there is a lot of discussion about the budget of USD 497, Lawrence Public Schools (LPS)? The LPS School Board President, Scott Morgan, sent up a trial balloon last November and suggested that closing elementary schools may be the answer to a budget shortfall. Since ...

NBC Celebrates Black History Month … with Fried Chicken

Benjamin Roberts

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/06/Fried_Chicken.jpg Thursday, February 4th, in honor of Black History Month, an NBC-Universal Commissary chef offered up a menu that shared her experience as an African-American woman. The menu soon went “viral” due to a picture of the menu board being “tweeted” to the one million twitter followers of Late Night's ...

USD 497 - Excessive Administration Costs

Benjamin Roberts

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/30/polite_pig.gif The Administration costs of the Lawrence Public School system are in excess of $8,000,000 (eight million). This includes 33 principals, associate principals, and assistant principals for 23 schools; 26 administrators at the ESDC (Administration Building); and, 55 administrative services employees. The school board wants suggestions on how to reduce ...

Debate of the Decade

Benjamin Roberts

2010, the last year of the decade. 2010, the first year of the new decade. Which is it? Two schools of thought, or grounds for argument, have arrived with the beginning of 2010. Which one is right, or, are they both right? This blog will not solve the issue. Instead, ...

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