Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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SMNSwimmersSM North relay team sets school record. The 200 meter relay team of Keighan Miller, Charlie Kaifes, Julian Rivera and Carter Jacobson broke a school record that had stood since 1987. The record-setting swim took place during the Sunflower League championships over the weekend. During the meet, Charlie Kaifes also broke the school record in the 100 meter backstroke. Kaifes placed in the top six in both the 100 meter backstroke (4th) and 50 meter freestyle (6th).

JCCC Trustee opposes change to due process. Johnson County Community College Trustee Lee Cross said he is opposed to a bill in the Kansas Legislature that would give community colleges the option of not granting due process rights for their teachers. Cross, who has a law firm in Westwood, said the bill has not been discussed by the JCCC trustees. “It is also unclear why any community college would support this measure, a union busting tactic long sought by some interests, and for sure is an attack upon academic freedom that Kansas has long supported,” Cross said.

Gateway status recapped in story. The Mission Gateway is waiting for the next action by the Mission City Council, which should involve the financing aspect of the project and the use of public bonds. The Gateway progress is recapped in a story by The Kansas City Star. [Mission Gateway inches forward – The Kansas City Star]

Shawnee Mission Girls Lacrosse player commits to college program. Shawnee Mission Girls Lacrosse team member Helen Krause has committed to play in college for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

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