FS LEA Update

Notes from Monday's Building Rep Meeting [3/2/15]

LEA Needs You to Act on These Items

Election for LEA President & NEA Representative Assembly

Vote by Thurs, March 12

Stop by the FS library and see Diane Toplikar to vote for Lawrence Education Association President and Lawrence representatives who will attend the July NEA RA convention in in Orlando.


President: Laurie L. Folsom (yours truly, Free State)

NEA RA (vote for 4)

  1. Kathy Robinson (New York Elementary)
  2. Lori Greenfield (Prairie Park Elementary)
  3. Terri Johnson (Prairie Park Elementary)
  4. David Reber (Free State)
  5. Shane Heiman (New York Elementary)

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LEA News at Free State

Jane Rock Wins $100 Mini-Grant!

Free State CTE teacher Jane Rock was one of 7 teachers across the district who won a Mini Grant from LEA at the last building rep meeting. Her grant application was for additional blood pressure cuffs for her Pre-Med classes.

LEA/ District Committee Updates

Prairie Fire Uniserv

April 18-19 Representative Assembly in Topeka

LEA is currently seeking donations for our coffee themed basket to be auctioned off at the RA in Topeka. LEA members have already donated a Keurig machine and a 1 lb. jar of local honey. The proceeds benefit the KNEA Political Action Committee.

If you would like to donate, send your donations to Joyce Tallman at LMCMS via interschool mail by April 13. jtallman@usd497.org

Upcoming Events

Rally for Public Education

Game on For Kansas Schools is hosting a walk to Topeka and a rally in Lawrence at South Park on March 28 at 12 p.m. Come join the crowd and show your support for Public Education. Wear red and bring a friend (or 5).

Here is the tentative schedule for the whole Walk:

  • “Game On” will leave Merriam, KS on Friday morning, March 27 and walk to Eudora
  • On Saturday, Leave Eudora and walk to Lawrence
  • Be in Lawrence by about 12 pm for the Rally at South Park, then finish walking to west end of Lawrence
  • On Sunday, Leave Lawrence and walk to Topeka’s East edge
  • Monday will be the final short portion to the Capitol and there will be a press conference inside the Capitol.
  • There will be more details on this later, but there is a HIGH need for as many people as possible to attend. This is where we need to reach out to parents or retired teachers who may not be working, but could attend this important event.

School Board Election Forum

Voter Education Coalition (info on each candidate)

7 p.m. on March 12 in the board meeting room at the school district office

4-year candidates

  1. Jessica Beeson
  2. Bob Byers
  3. Jill Fincher
  4. Lindsey Frye
  5. Ronald Gordon-Ross
  6. Rick Ingram
  7. Shannon Kimball

2-year candidates

  1. Marcel Harmon
  2. Mary Loveland

News to Know from LPS

Laurie L. Folsom, FS Building Rep

FS Building Reps...
  1. Laurie Folsom
  2. Jennifer Schmitt
  3. Laurie Martin-Frydman

LEA Executive Board

Charlotte Anderson, President [LHS]

Mike Wormsley, Vice President (LMCMS]

Terri Johnson, Secretary [Prairie Park]

Lori Greenfield, Treasurer [Prairie Park]