K-12 Education

New school board majority shares ideals

View an interactive, precinct-by-precinct breakdown of the results for the Lawrence school board race.Lawrence school board will enter the next school year with a new majority of members, a group intent on improving communication with the public, increasing information-gathering from the public ...

FINAL: Ingram, Kimball, Masten and Moore elected to Lawrence school board

View an interactive, precinct-by-precinct breakdown of the results for the Lawrence school board race.9:28 p.m. updateHere are totals with all 60 precincts counted for the Lawrence school board race:Rick Ingram, 3,650Shannon Kimball, 3,517Randy Masten, 3,506Keith Diaz Moore, 3,467Marlene ...

Voters to decide leaders of city, schools today

New majorities are available on the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board, and Jamie Shew is here to remind you that only a select group of folks can fill them.That would be you, Registered Voter.“These elections are all about turnout,” said Jamie Shew, who, as Douglas County ...

Fair on Saturday to feature candidates for Lawrence school board, city commission

Candidates for Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board will gather Saturday morning for a Candidate Fair sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lawrence Visitors Center, 402 N. Second. All 14 candidates in the two races ...

Lawrence school district preparing to deal with $3 million loss

Lawrence school district expects to fill its $3 million budget hole for next year without laying off a single teacher or eliminating a single program.District administrators are making preliminary plans to tap into contingency funds, absorb a diploma-completion program, extend a cut to ...

Lawrence school board members vote to close Wakarusa Valley School

Wakarusa Valley School soon will celebrate its 50th birthday, but it won’t be open for its 51st.Monday night, members of the Lawrence school board voted to close the school southeast of Clinton Lake at the end of the current school year, a move projected to save the district nearly $500,000 ...

If school closes, all-day kindergarten could expand

The Lawrence school district is making plans to add full-day kindergarten at two schools next year if — and it’s a big if — Lawrence school board members agree to close Wakarusa Valley School.Both Broken Arrow and Sunflower schools would be added to the list of eight existing schools that ...

Kindergarten Roundup set for April 7-8 at Perry Elementary School

Perry Elementary School’s Kindergarten Roundup is set for April 7 and 8.During roundup, children will be screened, and their parents will be given information about what to expect in kindergarten. The event is for children who will start kindergarten this fall.Call Jill Spurling, ...