Zachary Conrad, executive director of data and technology for Lawrence Public Schools, is resigning after the end of the school year.
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.
The Lawrence school board will meet Monday with plans to make final decisions on budget cuts to balance a multimillion-dollar shortfall. There are no new options on a list of administrators’ recommended cuts.
Kristen Ryan, Lawrence Public Schools director of elementary schools, has been selected as executive director of human resources, pending school board approval.
The Save Our Schools 497 group is calling for the Lawrence school board to make deeper cuts to district administration and save librarians’ jobs.
Lawrence school district librarians and library media assistants were “blindsided” Wednesday after being informed that two-thirds of their jobs were being cut, even before the school board has made any final budget cut decisions.
Cuts to administration that both did and did not make it into recommendations for the Lawrence school board to consider drew questions from board members Tuesday evening during their budget work session.
Gymnastics and clubs are safe, at least for now, Lawrence school board members decided Tuesday evening during a budget work session.
The Lawrence school board is set to review district administrators’ latest cost-cutting suggestions during a special budget work session Tuesday.
Among the top 10 items Lawrence Public Schools administrators are prioritizing for budget cuts are gymnastics, first aid kits, and a restructuring of administrative staff.
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