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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

Interview with USD497 Lawrence Public Schools Board of Education President Shannon Kimball

Interview with USD497 Lawrence Public Schools Board of Education President Shannon Kimball

Alicia Narum, Copy Editor September 15, 2022

On Aug. 31, senior reporter Alicia Narum spoke to the USD497 Lawrence Public Schools Board of Education President Shannon Kimball about issues regarding the district and the board’s plan of action....

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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...

People gather outside of district office to protest possible library staff cuts.

NEWS BRIEF: Board Meeting on March 28

Allison Mayhew and Natasha Torkzaban March 29, 2022

Yesterday, the USD 497 Board of Education decided to cut two library media specialists and implement $6.4 million worth of other budget cuts. The new proposal will instead cut only two certified library...

NEWS BRIEF: School Board Vows to Keep Buildings Open

Olivia Nagel and Allison Mayhew February 14, 2022

During tonight’s USD 497 Board of Education meeting, members announced that closing schools for the upcoming school year will not be a consideration.  "The proposals in front of us are not the right...

NEWS BRIEF: Board Extends Fall Break

Natasha Torkzaban, Cici Hunter, and Isis Norris November 12, 2021

School is cancelled Nov. 22 and 23. The USD 497 Board of Education voted 5-2 to extend Fall break at an emergency meeting held today.    Students and staff now have a full week off from...

News Brief: School Board Election Results

Nisa Khosh, Copy Editor November 3, 2021

  On Nov. 2, voters went to the polls to choose their candidates in the USD 497 Board of Education election. Eleven candidates ran for three positions on the board, with Andrew Nussbuam,...

Board of education addresses recent high school vandalism

Kenneth Palmer, Reporter September 23, 2014

On Monday, Sept. 22, the Lawrence Public Schools’ Board of Education commented on the racially-inspired vandalism that occurred as a result of the rivalry between Lawrence Free State High School and...

Open Lunch No More?

Kim C September 21, 2010

The school day is long, we all know it. By the time fourth hour rolls around, the thirty minutes of lunch are our savior. Having the ability to leave the school to run home and eat or grab something we...

Budget Breakdown

miranda davis and amani safadi April 2, 2010

The student body and faculty can all agree that this year has not been easy. You can see the stress of the budget situation reflected in teachers faces. Most everyone has had to make sacrifices, and do...

“It takes a lot of numbers to add up to four million.”

ryan loecker February 17, 2010

Even though we are already seeing some effects of budget cuts, "The worst of the decisions are being made now, but the impact won't be felt until next year," according to principal West. While the board...

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