High numbers of student and staff absences amid surging COVID-19 cases in just the first week back to school after winter break had Lawrence school board members concerned Monday about how buildings will stay open.
The Lawrence school board — including two new members — on Monday will hear an update from the superintendent about COVID-19, consider recommendations for contingency funds in the district’s budget and more.
Many questions and few answers came out of the Lawrence school board’s review of potential cost-savings ideas Monday during a special meeting to discuss the district’s budget deficit.
Inside 300 pages of cost-trimming ideas for the Lawrence school board’s consideration are proposals to combine low-enrollment classes at high schools, restructure middle schools and more.
Budget cuts were the central focus of district staff as well as the public commenters who called for reductions of administrators’ six-digit salaries at Monday’s Lawrence school board meeting.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will review its legislative priorities for 2022, consider replacing band uniforms for one of the high schools and more.
Even though Lawrence may look like it’s growing, school enrollment hasn’t, the district’s finance director told the school board Monday.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will hold a work session on enrollment, funding impacts, and what could be a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall for 2022-23.
The school board voted 5-0 to approve moving its board report meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 22 to the following Monday, Nov. 29.
Lawrence school board President Erica Hill has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Friday to consider a change in the board’s meeting schedule.
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