Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Controversy over sex ed poster at Shawnee Mission Schools used on Last Week Tonight. In the set up for his long segment on the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver used footage from WDAF over the controversy last year regarding a sex education poster that listed anal sex as a way that people express their sexuality. The mention comes about 30 seconds into the clip. [Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sex Education (HBO)]

Shawnee Mission board approves teacher contract for 2015-16. The Shawnee Mission School District last night officially approved the teacher contract that district and teachers union representative tentatively agreed to last week. The contract does not include an across-the-board pay increase for teachers, but does allow for $2.4 million in raises for teachers who have advanced on the district’s pay schedule or who have gotten additional certifications and degrees. The teacher contract expenditures are part of the $394 million budget the board approved unanimously Monday as well.

Renovation continues at Mission businesses. Several Mission businesses are on he move toward renovated buildings, according to city reports. Waddell and Reed has submitted plans for renovation of a building the company owns at 6201 Johnson Drive. The project includes updating windows, doors, landscaping and parking lots to get ready for interior finish. Mission Bowl also received approval for demolition work in preparation for a renovation later this year after the fire at the business this spring. The Johnson County Wastewater treatment plant in Mission is investing $7 million in building and equipment improvements.

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