Lawrence schools are expected to steadily decrease in enrollment over the next five years, causing district budget concerns as well as questions about the future of the Lawrence community as a whole.
The consulting firm hired by the Lawrence school district will report its progress to the school board on Monday, including projections of declining enrollment and a possible budget scenario that would close three schools next year.
Some Lawrence high schoolers are using iPads this fall as part of a pilot program. The devices are under consideration for a broader rollout, to replace laptops as a cost-cutting measure.
Members of the Lawrence school district’s committee for budget and facility planning expressed discontent with a district survey aimed at gaining the community’s feedback on budget cuts.
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.
Lawrence school board members on Monday approved the 2022-23 budget and heard an overview of the committee that will help shape the district’s future.
Lawrence school board members on Monday will look to approve the district’s maximum budget for 2022-23, hear an update on the new ”Futures Planning Committee” and more.
Certified staff in the Lawrence school district will all receive an $825 salary increase, the school board and teachers union agreed Monday in ratifying a 2022-23 contract.
The Lawrence school board unanimously approved Monday a $120,000 partnership with a consulting firm to help guide the budget process and determine the future of the district’s schools.
Lawrence school board members on Monday will begin their discussion of the district’s next budget earlier than usual in the cycle. They’ll also discuss the process to fill a vacancy left by Andrew Nussbaum’s resignation.
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