Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Sen. Jerry Moran. Photo via his Facebook page.
Sen. Jerry Moran. Photo via his Facebook page.
Sen. Moran to visit Mission in February. The office of U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran announced Tuesday that he would be visiting Mission later this month as part of a listening tour. Moran will appear from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, at the Sylvester Powell, Jr., Community Center in Mission.

Chamber legislative forums start this week. The first of three legislative forums during the 2015 session sponsored by the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday at Merriam City Hall with Kansas Sen. Pat Pettey and Rep. Jarrod Ousley. The second forum will be March 19 at the Lucky Brewgrille in Mission, 5401 Johnson Drive with Sen. Kay Wolf and Rep. Stephanie Clayton. The third session will be April 22 at Prairie Village City Hall with Rep. Barbara Bollier and Rep. Melissa Rooker. All sessions start at 6 p.m. and run to 7:30 p.m.


Mission residents invited to open house. The City of Mission will hold a community open house tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sylvester Powell Community Center. The city is updating its comprehensive plan and the parks master plan. Residents who attend will be guided through exercises to help share their ideas during the informal format. A children’s planning activity will be held for ages seven and up.

Plans to cut Shawnee Mission class size still on track. A plan announced by the Shawnee Mission School District to cut class sizes by reducing the number of administrative jobs has not been derailed by the recent cuts to K-12 education that have been announced by the state, according to the Kansas City Star. A reduction in class size guidelines was announced earlier this year in concert with a plan to move some employees in administrative positions back into the classroom. [Plan to cut class size to proceed in Shawnee Mission district – Kansas City Star]