Some families will need to add school meals into their back-to-school budgets as the federal program that provides free food for all students ends in August.
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Victoria Bell remembers peanut butter cookies and cornbread as the first recipes she ever made by herself. Now, as a rising high school senior, she can see her dream career of one day owning a restaurant or bakery in close reach.
Lawrence school district staff members on Monday presented a revised plan for student fees that would spread costs to students who qualify for reduced-price lunches, but would continue to exempt students who qualify for free lunches.
The Lawrence school district will soon likely switch from Adidas to Nike because Adidas no longer carries the crimson shade that matches Lawrence High School’s color, according to district staff. But the owner of longtime supplier Jock’s Nitch says that’s just not true.
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.
Elaina Honas, special education coordinator of secondary transition programs and building administrator at East Heights, has been selected as Lawrence High School’s new assistant principal.
All-American and 2008 National Champion Sherron Collins plans to bring along a former Kansas basketball teammate to help coach the Free State boys basketball team this upcoming season.
Jared Comfort and Susan Cooper have been honored as elementary and secondary principals of the year in the Lawrence school district.
As Black high school students’ enrollment in Advanced Placement courses is expected to drop by 26% this fall, most of their peers will increase their AP enrollment by 21% to 41%. The disparity raises questions about whether or not all students feel empowered to take these college-level courses.
Caught in a political crossfire and exhausted from the pandemic, Kansas teachers are putting down their books and leaving the profession.
The Lawrence school district gave its final offer of a 1.8% increase in teacher salaries Monday, declining to go any higher than the $796,874 in salary raise funds offered at the last negotiations meeting.
Lawrence school board members asked district staff several questions Monday about distinguishing between damage to devices that is intentional or part of normal wear and tear. Proposed device damage charges would apply to everyone, regardless of their family income status.
Free summer lunches are available for children at community sites in Lawrence, Baldwin City and Eudora, and one Lawrence site will also start serving breakfasts this week.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will discuss the possibility of altering student fees owed every year and adding a device fee for the use of school technology.
Greg Farley, who has taught math and coached numerous sports at Lawrence High School over the past 23 years, has been selected as the school’s new assistant principal.
In photos posted to social media Sunday, stacks of colorful children’s books lay strewn near the top of a recycling bin outside Prairie Park Elementary. With the threat of rain looming, community members put out a call to come save the books.