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    Summer Music Instruction

    Lawrence USD 497 is accepting late enrollment in the Grades 5-6 Summer Novice, Grade 7 Summer Band and Grades 7-8 Summer Jazz Band programs.

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    Work for Lawrence Public Schools!

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, an employee wellness program, professional development, collaboration, coaching, mentorship and training.

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    2016 Superintendent Search

    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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    Learning Forward Future Ready

    The Lawrence Board of Education has approved step 1 of a plan to begin addressing its goal of providing equitable access to technology in order to raise the achievement of all students.

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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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    Kindergarten Roundup

    We can't wait to meet families of eligible Fall 2016 kindergartners! Contact your neighborhood school about Kindergarten Roundup in April and May.

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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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    Budget Planning

    Difficult choices face the Lawrence Board of Education as it grapples with flat funding, rising operational costs and student enrollment growth.

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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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    Family Access to School Technology

    Lawrence Public Schools invite all students and parents to access technology and assistance after school hours at Liberty Memorial Central (6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays) and South (3:05-7 p.m. Tuesdays) Middle Schools.

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    2016 Kansas Legislative Session

    Stay informed and share your opinions about legislation affecting public schools.

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