It was a coincidence that the odor of gas drove workers out of the Lawrence High School kitchen for a while Thursday morning, on the same day that they had planned to picket. But the stench obviously didn’t improve their situation.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear a report on the district’s goal to recruit and retain employees at higher rates as dozens of positions sit open.
Members of the Lawrence Public Schools classified staff union rallied during the Lawrence High School homecoming parade Wednesday evening to call attention to staffing shortages.
A panel discussion Saturday morning will bring together leaders of several Lawrence and Douglas County-area labor unions.
Lawrence school board members on Monday will consider a tentative agreement with the classified staff union that would raise members’ base hourly wages to $9.70 per hour, continue a discussion on student fees, and more.
Supporters of higher wages and better working conditions for the Lawrence school district’s classified staff members demonstrated in solidarity Monday afternoon.
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.
Community and union members united to rally ahead of the Lawrence school board meeting Monday.
Nothing on the Lawrence school board’s Monday agenda indicated whether members will discuss proposals to close several district schools. But the board will consider deleting some high school classes, approving a calendar with a weeklong fall break and Juneteenth as a holiday in 2023, 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.
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