January 23, 2017
    The Board of Education of Lawrence Public Schools, USD 497, will meet in the Interactive Technology Center (First Floor) of the Educational Support & Distribution Center, 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, Kansas, at 4:30 p.m.
    Pre-Meeting Work Session -- Board Professional Development -- 4:30-6:45 p.m. (Led by Kansas Association of School Boards) 
    Call to Order Regular Meeting -- 7 p.m.
    Approval of Agenda
    Special Recognition of Students, Staff, & Community Partners
    KSDE School Bus Safety Poster Contest K-2 State Winner & National Third-Place Winner, Kaylee Clancy, Langston Hughes Elementary School 
     -- Jackie Mickel, principal, Langston Hughes Elementary School
     -- Ron May, director, operations
     -- Wayne Zachary, First Student Lawrence branch manager 
     BackSnack Program Partners Trinity Episcopal Church & Cornerstone Baptist Church
     -- Howard Diacon, Sunflower Elementary School, representing Lawrence elementary school principals
    Report of President of Board of Education

    Report of Superintendent of Schools

    Patron Commentary
    Board Commentary
    Consent Agenda items are those that are considered routine and are adopted by one motion, unless any Board Member or the Superintendent requests that an item be removed. The item/items removed are voted on separately.
    Motion: "I move the Board of Education adopt the items listed on the Consent Agenda."
     Financial Reports*

    Personnel Report*

     -- Kevin Harrell, executive director, student services
     -- Laura Basham, assistant director, special education 
    Reports and Approvals
     -- Angelique Nedved, assistant superintendent, teaching & learning
     -- Terry McEwen, director, curriculum, instruction & assessment 
     -- Patrick Kelly, director, innovation learning

    Future Agenda Items
    Report: Learning Forward/Future Ready for High Schools
    Report: USD 497 Annual Enrollment

    January 24 -- Board Lunch @ Sunflower -- 11 a.m.
    January 30 --   Community Conversation about Racial Equity in Lawrence Public Schools                                                                                       Lawrence High Cafeteria -- 6-8 p.m.        
    January 31 -- Board Lunch @ Liberty Memorial Central -- 12 noon
    February 7 -- Board Lunch @ Langston Hughes -- 11:15 a.m.
    February 8 -- Employee Advisory Committee Meeting, ESDC -- 7 a.m.
    February 9 -- Discover Bert Nash Tour, Bert Nash Facility -- 12-1 p.m.
    February 13 -- Executive Session/Regular Board Meeting, ESDC -- 6:15 p.m./7 p.m.