K-12 Education

Lawrence school board to consider joining lawsuit against e-cigarette company

The Lawrence school district may take legal action against an e-cigarette company for its role in what the board considers to be an epidemic in schools. The school board on Monday will consider joining a lawsuit against Juul, a large e-cigarette producer. The lawsuit aims to recoup money the ...

Lawrence High School’s student newspaper wins another national award

Lawrence High School’s student newspaper has been nationally recognized once again. The National Scholastic Press Association last month awarded the newspaper, The Budget, with the Pacemaker Award, according to the organization’s website. The Pacemaker is considered to be the most ...

Lawrence school district honors two educators with surprise awards

Jessica Larsen could hardly believe it when she heard Lawrence Superintendent Anthony Lewis name her as a top teacher for the school district on Wednesday. “I’m stunned,” she told the students and faculty of Hillcrest Elementary School. “Thank you so much.” Larsen — an English as ...

Lawrence school board delays decision on pushing back high school start times

The Lawrence school board will wait at least another two weeks before making a decision on pushing back start times for its high schools next school year. After a discussion on the topic during its meeting Monday, the board came to a general consensus to consider an option to change the start ...

Lawrence school district to train substitute teachers on safety, security protocols

The Lawrence school district is working to make sure substitute teachers are trained on crisis procedures for the school buildings they are working in, its leaders say. Ron May, director of school safety and security, said during the Lawrence school board meeting Monday that the district is ...

School board to receive update on work to push back high school start times

The Lawrence school board will soon receive its first update from a new group investigating the possibility of starting the school day later for high school students. The Late Start Time Implementation Committee, a school district committee charged with investigating the possibility of moving ...

Quail Run principal resigning to take position outside of school district

The principal of Lawrence's Quail Run Elementary School is leaving the school district to take a new job with his former employer. The principal, Michael Koonce, intends to resign at the end of the school year, the district announced Thursday in a news release. Koonce, who is currently serving ...

Douglas County officials certify 2019 general election results

Monday's canvass of the 2019 general election results confirmed the winners for the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board races. The Douglas County Clerk’s Office released the official results of the Nov. 5 election after the County Commission certified the results. The ...

Lawrence school board to consider new, more specific student dress code

The Lawrence school board on Monday will consider revising its student dress code policy, possibly installing one with more specific rules for what students can wear and how the policy may be enforced. The school district’s board policy committee has been working to update the dress code ...