Decision day for Mission Valley

“Great test scores.” “Congratulations on a job well done.”

The signs outside Mission Valley along Mission Road may celebrate the accomplishment of its students. But despite fostering an environment that produced test scores high enough to merit the Standard of Excellence Award, Mission Valley’s fate hangs in the balance.

The seven member Shawnee Mission School District board of education will vote tonight on whether to close the school in an effort to save money as the district faces major budgetary challenges. The board of education meeting starts at 7 p.m. at SM North.

The parents who organized the Save Mission Valley campaign say they can count on at least one board member, Cindy Neighbor, to vote to keep the school open, but don’t have a good sense of how many of the other members will side with them. Use our poll below to weigh in on what you think the final vote will be.

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