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  • Invitation to parade of schools

    Parade of Schools

    We invite the public to tour recently completed school construction projects and participate in the Grand Reopening and Rededication of the Ryan Gray Playground.

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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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    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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    New Leadership for a New Year

    The Lawrence Board of Education announced on March 8, its selection of Kyle Hayden as superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2016. (Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo)

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  • A blended middle school classroom

    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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  • Building for the Future: School Construction Update

    Thanks to the support of local voters, we're improving our school facilities, enhancing technology and expanding career and technical educational opportunities for students.

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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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  • Title I Part A-Ed Flex Waiver Request

    USD 497 is requesting a Title I Part A Ed-Flex waiver to support professional development opportunities in Title I elementary schools during the 2016-17 school year. The district expects improvement in student performance as a result of this waiver. Comments and/or questions may be directed to Ellen Willets, assistant director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, at 785-832-5000.

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