Lawrence school board to consider extending superintendent’s contract

photo by: Ashley Hocking/Journal-World File Photo

In this Journal-World file photo from Jan. 29, 2018, Lawrence Superintendent Anthony Lewis speaks at the Lawrence school board meeting in district offices, 110 McDonald Drive. Behind him are board members Melissa Johnson, left, and Kelly Jones.

The Lawrence school board at its Monday meeting will consider extending Superintendent Anthony Lewis’ contract.

Lewis has served as the superintendent since July 2018. The board will evaluate Lewis’ performance during his first year in charge of the district, then will consider extending his contract until June 2022.

Julie Boyle, district spokeswoman, told the Journal-World the extension would add another school year to Lewis’ current contract. She said a possible change to Lewis’ salary was not part of the contract extension because staff salaries were considered during the school district’s negotiations process. Currently, Lewis earns $215,000 annually.

Before coming to Lawrence, Lewis served as assistant superintendent for the Kansas City, Mo., school district.

Lewis replaced interim Superintendent Anna Stubblefield, who is currently the deputy superintendent for the district. Stubblefield served as interim for one school year after Kyle Hayden resigned as superintendent to become chief operations officer for the district.

In other business, school board members will consider giving final approval to the district’s first five-year strategic plan. The complete plan was not available in online agenda materials as of Sunday.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at district offices, 110 McDonald Drive. Agendas are available online via

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