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    Community Conversation: Racial Equity in Lawrence Public Schools

    The Lawrence Board of Education invites the public to a Community Conversation About Racial Equity in Lawrence Public Schools. Join us at 6 p.m. on January 30 in the Lawrence High School cafeteria.

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    May 2, 2017, Bond Election

    As the district completes the final elementary project of the 2013 school bond issue at Pinckney, the school board turns its attention to addressing the needs of Lawrence High and the district's other secondary school facilities through a bond election.

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    USD 497's Equity Journey

    Through the Lawrence Board of Education's Excellence, Equity and Engagement goals, Lawrence Public Schools seek to engage the community in providing a student-centered system of support, so all students achieve, succeed and graduate future ready.

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    "One Dream" Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Awards

    School staff and community are invited to join us for the annual "One Dream" Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on January 19, 2017, at South Middle School. The gallery opens at 5:30 p.m. with cultural presentations and the awards program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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    Learning Forward, Future Ready

    "Our challenge is to commit to ensuring every child is future ready,” said Superintendent Kyle Hayden. "We are preparing our students with 21st-century skills and strategies so they can compete globally."

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    School Finance Feedback

    The Lawrence Board of Education will provide the Governor and the Kansas Legislature input as they develop a new school finance formula to replace the block-grant system scheduled to expire in 2017.

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    Your Voice & Your Vote Matter

    Stay informed, share your opinions about legislation affecting public schools, and vote!

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    Let's Blend: Engaging Students Through Personalized Learning

    We're improving student engagement and achievement and extending the reach of effective teachers with blended learning.

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    Enroll Now

    New students may begin enrollment online and visit our Enrollment Center, 110 McDonald Drive, to complete the process.

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