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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 submit nominations by November 15, 2016, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Awards. Plan to join us for the annual "One Dream" event on January 19, 2017, at South Middle School.

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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. The district wants to hear what you think.

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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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    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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