The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) is hosting an online discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, about demographic shifts and their impact on Kansas schools.
A decline in births and outmigration from Kansas will bring ripple effects that could leave state and local policymakers with difficult choices. The implications of these demographic shifts may impact K-12 schools and ultimately carry over to the state’s public universities, workforce and economic development efforts, according to KLC.
In response to declining enrollment numbers, school districts are facing tough decisions. The trend is impacting both rural and urban districts. Earlier this year, Lawrence Unified School District 497 had to close two schools. KLC’s Journal contributor reported on this complex topic in the fall 2023 edition of The Journal.
Now, individuals from Lawrence USD 497 are offering advice for communities that may encounter similar challenges in the future.
Civic engagement reporter Stefania Lugli will moderate the discussion with the following featured guests:
Registration is encouraged but not required for this event. Register here. The event will be livestreamed on KLC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
You can submit a question for the discussion online.
In this edition | Feature Story | Assessments and Accountability | Reporting and Operations
Standards and Instruction | Student Health and Nutrition | Upcoming Events, Trainings and Recognition
Questions about this page contact:
In this edition
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at email@example.com or by 785-296-3201.