Community input meetings to be held regarding traffic issues at three elementary schools
Parents will soon have the chance to offer their input about traffic and parking near three elementary schools in the Lawrence district.
Starting next week, the city and school district are hosting public meetings with parents and neighborhood residents regarding traffic flow and parking at Cordley, Langston Hughes and New York schools.
Changes to the layout at the schools because of recent construction prompted city staff to look into potential changes to how traffic moves around the schools. The community meetings will help inform the process, which involves the city, the school district and the Traffic Safety Commission.
Any changes are ultimately presented to the City Commission for final review. The public meetings will be held at each school on the following dates:
Cordley Elementary School: May 2, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Langston Hughes Elementary School: May 10, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
New York Elementary School: May 16, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
In other news and notes for Thursday:
Broken Arrow Elementary will host its Arts and Innovation Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
New York Elementary will hold its spirit day.
Third-graders at Quail Run Elementary will be taken on a Lawrence History Tour. Students will visit the Miller House, Austin Turney House, Oak Hill Cemetery, Watson Park and Pioneer Cemetery.
Schwegler Elementary will hold its science fair and science night from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunflower Elementary will have its Freddy’s Fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lunch menu options:
Elementary school level
Main dish: macaroni and cheese; parfait with muffin; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick
Sides: roasted broccoli, strawberries, salad bar, milk
Middle school level
Main dish: macaroni and cheese; parfait with muffin; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick; hamburger; grilled cheese
Sides: roasted broccoli, strawberries, salad bar, fruit juice, fresh fruit, milk
High school level
Main dish: macaroni and cheese; pasta food bar; parfait with muffin; deli bar; veggie shaker; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; daily sandwiches; pizza
Sides: roasted broccoli, marinated mushroom salad, strawberries, fruit sorbet, fruit juice, oven potatoes, salad bar, fresh fruit, milk