The city has begun building Pallet shelter village, which will provide emergency shelter for about 50 veterans, domestic violence survivors and others who are experiencing homelessness.
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Early voting is underway in Lawrence, and one week remains until the nonpartisan primary Election Day. Here’s what’s on the ballot and how you can cast your vote.
The Lawrence school board on Monday approved the next step of the district’s restorative practice model, which will apply the practices to more severe student behaviors.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will look to approve student enrollment fees, including instructional fees, device fees and extra activity fees that will go into effect this fall.
Lawrence city Commission
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday leaned more toward siding with the city in an ongoing impasse with one of the employee unions, but they agreed to some compromises.
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Tuesday that they don’t want to eliminate the Sustainability Advisory Board, and three of five commissioners agreed to a plan to dissolve four boards and move their duties under the city manager’s office.
The Lawrence Police Department is prioritizing calls by how solvable they are, LPD Chief Rich Lockhart told city commissioners Tuesday, and the addition of four non-officer responders has helped with efficiency.
Douglas County Commission
Patients who need more help than what the Douglas County Treatment and Recovery Center can provide are often stuck waiting for longer-term care that isn’t available in town, according to local behavioral health administrators.
Members of the Lawrence and Douglas County community are invited to learn about the county’s open space planning progress and share their feedback during an open house this week.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday approved a policy for county staff to pay people who have lived experience for their time and work on boards.
Lawrence School Board
The Lawrence school board on Monday night approved nearly $341,000 of additional cuts to the district’s budget, bringing the board’s total cuts to about $6.41 million.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear a budget-savings recommendation that would make deeper cuts to administration and learning coaches positions.
After a failed motion, much discussion and multiple recesses, the Lawrence school board on Monday voted on a package of budget cuts that includes a much smaller cut to librarians than what administrators had recommended.