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NEWS BRIEF: USD 497 releases official hybrid learning plan

Jack Bellemere, Reporter

October 8, 2020

USD 497 released their official hybrid learning outline Thursday night.  The plan lays out how high school administrators hope to keep students and teachers safe and maintain a high quality education for Free State students. ...

School board discusses reopening precautions, met with protests

Isis Norris, Print Editor in Chief

July 14, 2020

On Monday night, the USD 497 School Board held a meeting to discuss how the district will adapt the 2020-21 school year to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the newly-established Kansas for a Safe School Reopening organization...

Administration delivers food to students

Brooke Burgess, Reporter

April 26, 2020

When schools closed, many students’ access to steady food supply was cut off. During the past weeks, administration has developed a plan to provide for students in need. “Our goal is to operate a safe program as long as...

News Brief: District advises families after potential local Coronavirus case reported

Sabrina Castle, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

On Tuesday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced a potential case of the Coronavirus at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. After recently visiting Wuhan, China the patient showed respiratory symptoms and was admitt...

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