School board to receive update on program that aims to increase student college-readiness

photo by: Mackenzie Clark/Journal-World File Photo

The Lawrence Board of Education meeting room at district offices, 110 McDonald Drive, is pictured in this file photo from Feb. 25, 2019.

The Lawrence school board on Monday will receive a report about a program the school district uses to help increase college-readiness among students.

AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a nonprofit organization that attempts to close the achievement gap by helping place more students in advanced placement courses. Currently the school district offers programming from AVID for high school.

Leah Wisdom, the director of instruction, equity, and student services, is expected to update the board of the progress of the program and provide information to the board about expanding it to the elementary level, according to the board’s meeting agenda. As of Friday afternoon, the report was not available to the public.

In 2016, the school district reported more than 250 students were enrolled in the program’s elective class.

The board meets at 6 p.m. at the school district’s administrative offices, 110 McDonald Drive. Full agendas can be found on the school district’s website,


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