Lawrence district will manage virtual high school

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The Lawrence school district plans to take over management of Lawrence Virtual High School, at least through the end of the school year.

District Superintendent Rick Doll announced Monday that the company currently managing the school, K12 Inc., will be paid through the end of its contract on June 30.

But the district began operating the school at the start of the second semester, after it reported a graduation rate last year of just 26.3 percent. Doll says the school board will have to decide later this year whether to continue operating the virtual school.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Lawrence district already manages a virtual school for K-8 students. The virtual high school had 292 students enrolled last year, including 34 seniors.


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