One exciting feature of the bond is that it will allow us to expand career and technical education options for high school students.
Working in partnership with a consortium of area community colleges and technical schools, Lawrence Public Schools seek to provide expanded Career and Technical Education opportunities for high school students, as well as support local technical training for adults and area businesses. This is especially critical because 26% of Lawrence high school students go directly into the workforce.
The bond dedicates $5.7M to provide:
The school bond proposal includes an addition at the school district's Holcom site, 2600 W. 25th Street, to house new Career Pathways. These high-tech programs help students build college and career readiness skills, and can be offered in a more cost-effective manner at a centralized location, rather than duplicating them at each high school.
This expanded career and technical education program will help students be prepared for work in a changing world.
Please vote YES on April 2nd.