The Lawrence school district has cut six dozen education positions, 11.5 classified staff positions and 6.5 district-level administrator positions, according to a staff presentation Monday evening.
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The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear updates on multi-age classrooms and staffing reductions following $6.41M in budget cuts, the new Montessori program, and state accreditation.
A fifth-grade teacher at New York Elementary, who has left her mark helping students and even her colleagues better understand Indigenous history, is leaving Lawrence Public Schools following a difficult school year occupied by uncertainty.
Lawrence High freshman Adriel Lamer could envision her future when the gymnastics season started last fall. But since December, whether the sport will continue during the 2022-23 school year in the Lawrence school district has remained uncertain.
Some teachers in Lawrence elementary schools are concerned about what multi-age classrooms will look like in the district and the domino effect that may follow.
The Lawrence school board on Monday night approved nearly $341,000 of additional cuts to the district’s budget, bringing the board’s total cuts to about $6.41 million.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear a budget-savings recommendation that would make deeper cuts to administration and learning coaches positions.
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.