City expands bus route that serves three secondary schools

An expansion of a city bus route may make taking the bus an easier option for some students and families.

Because of high ridership, the city is expanding route 7, which makes stops at three secondary schools. Buses on the route will now pass twice as often as before, with the frequency increasing from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes.

Route 7 travels between downtown and 31st and Iowa streets, and makes stops near Lawrence High School, Central Middle School and South Middle School. Full route details with stop locations and times are available here.

Riders can also send a text or use a mobile app to find out when the next bus will arrive. More details about both the text service and the app can be found on the mobile tools section of the city’s transit website.

In other news and notes:

– All elementary schools are not in
session today for parent-teacher

Liberty Memorial Central Middle School will have its garden
planning meeting from 3:15 p.m. to 4
p.m. The winter play will be
performed from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

– The Future Farmers of America Club at
Free State High School will have its Lock-In starting at 8 p.m.

– The Lawrence High School A
Cappella Choir will perform at the
Kansas Music Educators Association
convention. The choir will perform at
the Century II Convention Center in
Wichita at 2:45 p.m.

Lunch menu options for Friday:

Middle school level

Main dish: rice bowl; tuna sandwich; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick; hamburger, BBQ ribette sandwich

Sides: perfect pinto beans, frozen fruit cup, 100 percent juice, salad bar, fruit juice, tomato salsa, fresh fruit, milk

High school level

Main dish: Spy Thai beef with rice; rice bowl; deli bar; pizza; cereal with string cheese; parfait with muffin; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick; daily sandwiches

Sides: savory black beans, refried beans, mandarin oranges, fresh fruit, fruit sorbet, fruit juice, oven potatoes, tomato salsa, salad bar, milk