Lawrence school district confirms that on-site child care will be provided during school closure hearings

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Lawrence Public Schools district offices pictured in April 2021.

The Lawrence school district has announced that child care will be provided at the upcoming public hearings for the potential closures of Broken Arrow and Pinckney elementaries.

District spokesperson Julie Boyle said in an email Thursday evening that on-site child care for school-age children will be provided at both public hearings.

As the Journal-World previously reported, providing child care was one of the elements the community group Save Our Schools requested to ensure all residents are able to participate in the hearings and provide comment. There are also options for residents to provide written and virtual comments, though the virtual comments would need to be provided at the following school board meeting on March 27. The previous report contains more details about all the options.

The public hearing for the potential closure of Broken Arrow will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 25, in the Broken Arrow school gymnasium. The public hearing for the potential closure of Pinckney will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. that same day in the Pinckney school gymnasium. Public comments shared during the hearings may be related to either elementary school recommended for closure.


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