The Lawrence Public Schools Board of Education includes seven volunteer members who are elected to serve four-year terms. Usually, three or four of the board seats are up for election every two years (most recently, five board members were elected in November 2023 because of a special circumstance with one seat).
The board generally meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at district offices, 110 McDonald Drive. Board meetings are also listed on the Lawrence Times events page.
Meetings are livestreamed on the USD 497 YouTube channel, and recordings of previous meetings can also be found on that page. They are also broadcast live on Midco channel 26.
Contact the Lawrence school board:
Last updated: Jan. 13, 2024
Kelly Jones, board president
Bob Byers, board vice president
First elected in 2009, served through 2013; appointed to vacant seat from 2014-2015; appointed to vacant seat again in 2023
Shannon Kimball, board past president
First elected in 2019; reelected in 2023
First elected in 2023
Send all board members written correspondence via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via mail:
In care of Board Clerk at USD 497
110 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044
To give public comment virtually during a board meeting, email PublicComment@usd497.org by 6 p.m. on the day of the meeting to sign up to participate by Webex video/phone conferencing.