Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Gov. Sam Brownback signed the block grant bill this week. Photo via governor's office.
Gov. Sam Brownback signed the block grant bill this week. Photo via governor’s office.
School finance suit plaintiffs seek to have new block grant bill declared unconstitutional. Just a day after Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed the new block grant school funding bill in a private ceremony, the coalition of Kansas school districts that are seeking to increase school funding in a long-running case have asked a three-judge panel to stop the bill. The plaintiffs allege funding provided by the block grant bill will be below the levels already declared unconstitutional. There will be a May 7 hearing in the case. [Plaintiff districts seek stop of new school finance law — Kansas Association of School Boards]

SM North, SM East win press association awards. The Hauberk from SM East and The Indian from SM North each won High School Gold Crown awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced this week at Columbia University in New York City. Only 21 Gold Crown awards for high school yearbooks were handed out this year to schools across the country.

Roeland Park candidate forum video available online. A video of the Wednesday candidate forum sponsored by the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce can be viewed online. Three of the seven candidates for city council appeared at the forum to answer questions posed by moderator Brian Brown. The video can be viewed here.

Miege grad among basketball players honored on NAIA All America teams. Bishop Miege graduate and Graceland University sophomore Sydney Vaughn was among the players from across the country honored on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ 2015 All America teams. Vaughn, who averaged 15.15 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season made the honorable mention list from the NAIA. She also made second team All-Conference in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

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