Communications Office

  • USD 497's Communications Office oversees the district's public, staff, and media relations program. The Executive Director of Communications reports to the Superintendent of Schools and serves as an information liaison between the school system and the community, responds to requests for public information, and coordinates district special events, including the district's teacher recognition program and bond issue elections and public referendums. 

    Please send Letters of Recommendation to nominate an educator for the Lawrence Master Teacher Award (nominations due in October) and Lawrence Teacher of the Year Awards (nominations due in January). Thank you for helping USD 497 recognize some of its many outstanding teachers.


    We also want to recognize exemplary employees working at the Educational Support Center (ESC), 110 McDonald Drive. We invite your nominations for our ESC Team Member of the Month recognition program.

    Complete this Request Form to request copies of public records. Read more about requests for public records.

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  • Julie Boyle

        Julie Boyle
       Executive Director
       785/832-5000 x 1662

       Emma Fotovich
       Communications Specialist
       785/832-5000 x 1812

       Lawrence Public Schools
       USD 497 
       110 McDonald Drive
       Lawrence, KS 66044
       Phone: 785/832-5000
       Fax: 785/832-5016