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The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

Helping senior Talyn Nichols, social studies teacher Blake Swenson juggles the workload of a teacher. With recent budget concerns, Swenson stayed frozen at step 4 on the salary schedule rather than moving to step 6 to increase his base pay this year.

NEWS: Teachers Juggle Pay Freezes, Increased Class Sizes, and Workload

Alicia Narum October 6, 2022

While any job has its own set of challenges, a poll from the nation’s largest teachers union said 55% of teachers are hoping to leave education earlier than planned. Locally, since the start of the...

6 Feet Apart Under the Stars

Nisa Khosh, Reporter April 16, 2021

Prom is one of those memorable, once in a lifetime moments that seniors experience in high school. Due to COVID-19, prom was canceled last year. Student Council recently released news that this year, prom...

Competing in a Pandemic: Fall sports navigate COVID-19

Competing in a Pandemic: Fall sports navigate COVID-19

Ben Shryock, Sports Editor December 15, 2020

COVID-19 threw a wrench into teams’ routines during the fall season. Athletes and coaches found themselves wondering what their season would look like or if they would have one at all after spring...

District to continue hybrid learning in orange tier of reopening

District to continue hybrid learning in orange tier of reopening

Isis Norris, Free Press Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2020

Hybrid learning and winter sports will continue, despite a 13.8% COVID-19 positivity rate that has pushed the county into the orange tier of its Smart & Safe School Reopening Guidelines. Lawrence-Douglas...

Following the Pre-ACT, freshmen sit waiting in the Commons before touring the building. For many, this was their first time being in Free State.

Board discusses budget shortfall due to enrollment decline

Isis Norris, Free Press Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2020

More than $2.65 million has been spent by the district to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, according to a report given by Executive Director of Finance Kathy Johnson at the Lawrence Public Schools Board...

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