Board of Education Meeting February 8

allison harwood

At the February 8 Board of Education meeting the main focus was the budget cuts. Numerous parents came up to the podium during the recognition of the audience to contest the idea of closing down any Lawrence schools. After an hour and a half of this, an exasperated Scott Morgan started enforcing the three minute talking limit.

Items on the official agenda included budget cuts and moving the ninth and sixth graders up. Free State teacher Sam Rabiola shared his opinion about the ninth graders being moved up to the high schools. Rabiola said he thought that the board should not move up the freshmen till at least next year because it would cause overcrowding at LHS. The board then took a vote about moving up the freshmen and concluded that they should postpone till at least the 2011-2012 school year.