Dr. Anthony Lewis became USD 497's ninth superintendent of schools on July 1, 2018.
As we close out the 2017-18 school year and prepare for the new one, the district's regular Skyward year-end rollover will begin on June 25. At that time, Skyward will be closed (as it is every year during rollover). Once the Skyward rollover is complete, the district will launch a new system, PowerSchool, for the 2018-19 school year.
New students may begin 2017-18 enrollment online at any time and from any computer. Visit our Enrollment Center, 110 McDonald Drive, to complete the process. Call the Enrollment Center at 785/330-1921 or drop by between 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for assistance. (Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year will begin in mid-February.)
Registered voters in USD 497 approved $87 million in secondary school improvements on May 2, 2017. This is where you will find information about these improvements to Lawrence High, Free State High, all four middle schools, and the College and Career Center.