Shawnee Mission School Board approves motion to sell McEachen Administrative Center. The Shawnee Mission School Board on Monday approved a motion to move forward with the sale of the McEachen Administrative Center, home to the district’s central administration operations. Named for the district’s founding superintendent Howard D. McEachen, the McEachen building was completed in 1970. It will be replaced by the new Center for Academic Achievement, which is tentatively slated for completion in late 2016 or early 2017.
Helmet manufacturer questions Shawnee Mission decision to spend $60,000 more than their bid. KSHB put a story out Thursday about football helmet manufacturer Schutt airing grievances over the Shawnee Mission School District’s decision to award a bid for new football helmets to Riddell despite the fact that Riddell’s bid for the project was $60,000 higher than Schutt’s. The district’s call for bids on the project specified that they must have a safety feature proprietary to Riddell’s product. [Questions arise over Shawnee Mission School Distrcit football helmet purchase — KSHB]
Prairie Village architect in tiny house project. Tim Baldridge, an architect with NSPJ Architects of Prairie Village, is working with a group that is planning a 12-unit village made of tiny houses – 240 to 350 square feet – in Kansas City. The group is looking for a site in the urban core to build the village. [Group hopes to build village of tiny houses in KC’s urban core – Kansas City Star]
Former SM West student arrested over alleged threats. Police arrested a former SM West student Thursday after students attending summer school said they had been threatened. Summer school at SM West went on lockdown. A search of the house where the former student was living turned up several guns in his room. [Guns are found in home of former Shawnee Mission West student arrested on suspicion of making threats – Kansas City Star]
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