Lawrence’s Kennedy Elementary School could soon become an early-childhood community center

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, this means that the K-5 students currently attending school there would begin learning elsewhere.

Superintendent Lewis announced that the district is considering a proposal that would change the east Lawrence school into a learning center focused on pre-kindergarten students next fall.

This change would allow the district to expand and enhance pre-K services that currently exist at the school.

If the plan is approved, students attending Kennedy would be moved to other elementary schools where space for more students is available, such as the neighboring Prairie Park and New York elementary schools.

The proposal would allow the district to maximize staffing resources and help with the district’s budget, which is expected to see a drop in state funding because of recent enrollment declines.

The district will hold virtual public meetings to address questions and concerns from the Kennedy community on March 30 and April 7.