The Lawrence school board on Monday will consider approving the district’s proposal to add, remove or change high school courses. No presentation materials or specific course changes were provided in the meeting agenda as of Sunday afternoon.
The Lawrence school district’s budget for next year awaits state legislative decisions regarding school funding. That means two scenarios to plan for.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear an update on the district’s enrollment counts as part of planning for next year’s budget. The number of ”at-risk” students increased more than 50%, but other factors may offset some of that funding.
School districts have been forced to shoulder the burden of paying for special education services that are underfunded by the Kansas Legislature. Advocates say there’s a dire need for more money.
A public survey is asking community members to share their input on how the Lawrence school district should make budget cuts, including potentially closing and consolidating schools.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will receive an update on the district’s committee designed to structure recommendations for next year’s budget and building usage.
The Lawrence school board vice president on Monday raised concerns that Native students are being left behind after the board heard a report on disparities among marginalized groups of students.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear a report on the district’s initiatives to support marginalized students and the outcomes of those efforts.
The Kansas Legislature likes to emphasize local control — right up until it doesn’t, Lawrence school board members agreed Monday.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will begin discussing the district’s legislative priorities earlier than usual.
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