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NEWS: School Closure Proposal Nears Final Decision

NEWS: School Closure Proposal Nears Final Decision

Cici Hunter and Natasha Torkzaban February 25, 2023

One year after the USD 497 Board of Education reached a consensus that no schools would shut down in light of budget cuts, a newly drafted proposal will put three schools on the chopping block. "Closing...

News Brief:  Futures Planning Committee Proposes Budget Cuts

News Brief: Futures Planning Committee Proposes Budget Cuts

Natasha Torkzaban, Lilly Wall, and Cici Hunter January 18, 2023

In an attempt to bridge the budget gap of $9.6 million, the USD 497 Futures Planning Committee (FPC) is deciding on a series of proposed cuts. The main objectives are to achieve competitive wages for...

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NEWS BRIEF: Lawrence school board appoints GR Gordon-Ross to fill vacant seat

Allison Mayhew, Alicia Narum, and Natasha Torkzaban September 1, 2022

On August 30, Ronald “GR” Gordon-Ross was elected by the Lawrence Board of Education to fill Andrew Nussbaum’s vacant spot. Gordon-Ross was one of three finalists out of the 13 applicants.  “One...

Board Members Discuss Budget Plan

Natasha Torkzaban, Cici Hunter, Olivia Nagel, and Isis Norris February 26, 2022

The USD 497 Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday February 21 to discuss budget reduction options.  During the meeting, chief academic officer Patrick Kelly, announced three phases to...

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