K-12 Education

Lawrence Public Schools to resume classes Monday amid virus cancellations

UPDATED STORY: Douglas County health department prohibits large gatherings, orders 2-week closure of schools, rec centers, libraries Lawrence Superintendent Anthony Lewis said in a Thursday message to parents and guardians that the school district would resume classes Monday. But Lewis ...

Lawrence school district curriculum leader moving to part-time role

A Lawrence school district leader will transition into a part-time role next school year. Jennifer Bessolo, the school district’s director of curriculum, will begin serving as a part-time curriculum specialist for the Lawrence Virtual School on July 1, Superintendent Anthony Lewis recently ...

Free State High School’s first activities director to retire after 22 years

The longtime activities director at Free State High School will retire at the end of the school year. The Lawrence school district announced this week that Lisa Boyd will retire on June 30. She has served as an assistant principal and director of activities since 1998, shortly after the school ...

Bishop Seabury academic team heading to nationals in world affairs competition

Bishop Seabury Academy’s Academic WorldQuest team is heading off to nationals this spring. The school’s team finished first at the Kansas City, Mo., regional, which was held this week at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, said Leslie McCaffrey, admissions director for Bishop Seabury. ...

Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Thursday, Feb. 13

Have a closing, cancellation or postponement to report? Please email it to closings@ljworld.com. Last updated: 8:10 a.m. Thursday • Lawrence, Edwards and Leavenworth campuses of the University of Kansas will not open until 9 a.m. • Lawrence school district USD 497 will be closed. • ...

Second phase of $46 million renovation will open soon at Lawrence High School

While standing in a newly renovated classroom on the second floor of Lawrence High School, school board member Carole Cadue-Blackwood said it felt like she was somewhere else. “It’s like a treehouse,” Cadue-Blackwood said, looking out large windows into the trees surrounding the school. ...