The Lawrence school district’s Futures Planning Committee members expressed frustration during their meeting Thursday evening, saying that the process to select and implement a budget cut proposal has felt performative rather than collaborative.
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Lawrence school board members on Tuesday selected GR Gordon-Ross to fill the seventh seat on the board, which has been vacant since mid-July.
A lot has changed in the past 16 years — but that’s not reflected in the document that lays out the regulations meant to help the city implement its vision. Here’s what to know about code updates that “have the potential to radically reshape the community.”
Douglas County Democratic precinct committeepeople voted Sunday for Karen Willey to represent the third Douglas County commission district.
Lawrence city Commission
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday delayed final action again on an ordinance change that would no longer allow landlords to deny someone housing based solely on their source of income.
City leaders are set to revisit a proposed ordinance Tuesday that advocates say could significantly help people in need of housing. The Lawrence City Commission delayed approval last month to seek feedback from landlords about the proposed tenant protections.
After more than a year spent questioning the process and legality of how the city allocates its special alcohol tax revenue, an advisory board will meet Friday to discuss a staff memo that says the city’s appropriation of the money adheres to the law.
Douglas County Commission
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday approved a map dividing the county into five districts, and they will recommend to the governor that the two new commissioners be elected during the 2024 general election.
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew and his staff have come up with one more draft of a map to split the county into five commission districts, and commissioners will likely vote on the map Wednesday.
Behavioral health staff and leaders said Wednesday no one needing help would be turned away once the Treatment and Recovery Center of Douglas County opens, but they offered up scenarios explaining how inpatient access would be limited, at least for some.
Lawrence School Board
The Lawrence school board approved an agreement with Baker University, gave initial approval to an equity policy and more Monday.
The Lawrence school board will review the district’s proposed equity policy, consider an agreement for dual credit classes with Baker University and more.
The Lawrence school board voted Monday to convert Kennedy Elementary to an early childhood community […]