• Lawrence Public Schools' Office of Communications oversees our district's staff, public, and media relations programs. 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 staff recognition program and bond issue elections and public referendums. The Multimedia Communications Specialist reports to the Executive Director and helps to answer that age-old question -- "What did you do at school today?" -- by telling stories about the teaching and learning occurring in our classrooms through photography, videography, and social media. 

    Staff Recognition

    Thank you for helping the district recognize some of its many exemplary teachers and support staff. Please send letters of recommendation to the Superintendent in care of the Communications Office to nominate classroom teachers for the annual Lawrence Master Teacher Award and Lawrence Teachers of the Year Awards. Nominate classified support staff for the fall and spring Class Act Awards. 

    As part of our district's strategic plan's focus on Effective Employees, each school and educational support site regularly recognizes outstanding staff for their dedicated service. You may submit a nomination for any employee in the district to be recognized. 

    Public Record Requests

    Read more about requests for public records and complete, sign, and submit page 2 of the request form. 

    Questions or Suggestions?

    Do you have a question or suggestion for us? Please contact us.


    Stay Engaged and Informed

    We invite you to follow district happenings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use these links to engage with school social media accounts.

  • Julie Boyle

        Julie Boyle
       Executive Director
       785/832-5000 x 1662

       Andrew Beaven 
       785/832-5000 x 1812

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