The Lawrence school district is preparing to take full control of Lawrence Virtual High School, a charter school that until recently had been run by a private company.
The move comes as district officials begin to question the effectiveness of virtual schools generally. The future of the Lawrence program will depend on whether it can improve its academic performance.
“If we can do it well, we plan to continue,” Lawrence Superintendent Rick Doll said. “It's all about quality for me. There is a need across Kansas, as evidenced by the enrollment we have, but we've got to do it well.”