Lawrence Public Schools

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    Thank you, USD 497 Voters!

    USD 497 appreciates all voters who participated in the January Mail-Ballot Election, which passed today with 84% of the vote (14,449 YES/2,826 NO) and a return rate of 33% (17,285 out of 53,057).

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    Kindergarten Roundup

    We can't wait to meet families of eligible Fall 2015 kindergartners! Click on the headline above to learn more about spring Kindergarten Roundup at our 14 elementary schools.

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    Board Approves School Boundary Changes

    The Lawrence Board of Education has approved boundary changes after reviewing Boundary Advisory Committee recommendations and considering public input. Click the headline above to review the changes.

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    Graduation Rate Gains

    Preliminary 2014 data show graduation rate gains and narrowing of achievement gaps in Lawrence Public Schools. Click the headline above to review the data.

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    Welcome to our Website

    As part of the school board's Engagement goal, we've upgraded our district and school websites. Click the "Welcome to our New Website" headline above to learn more.

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    Let's Blend: Engaging Students Through Personalized Learning

    We're personalizing student learning by blending the best of traditional teacher-directed instruction with high quality online instruction to improve student engagement and extend the reach of effective teachers. Click the headline above to get the scoop on 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. Click the headline above for a bond issue update.

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Featured Video: January 2015 Mail-Ballot Election