Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson.
Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson.

Hinson tells attorney representing state that equity fixes would harm some districts. Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Jim Hinson was among those submitted to questioning Monday by attorney Toby Crouse, who has been hired by the state to gather evidence in the ongoing litigation over school finance. Hinson told Crouse that the plans currently being considered by the legislature to meet the equity portion of the Supreme Court ruling would harm districts like Shawnee Mission by redistributing their funds to other districts. “I want to make sure in our race for equity we don’t harm the adequacy discussion,” Hinson said. [Attorney for Lawmakers Gathers Evidence for School Funding Lawsuit — Kansas Public Radio]

Third chicken permit in Mission. The City of Mission has issued its third permit for urban chickens. The city council last summer passed an ordinance that allowed residents to keep backyard chickens with some restrictions. No more than six adult hens are allowed per property.

Paper shredding and recycling in April. The Fairway City Hall parking lot will be the site for free paper shredding event that will include electronics recycling for a small fee. The event will run from 8 to 11 a.m. April 30 and is a joint effort of Fairway, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Roeland Park, Westwood and Westwood Hills.

Arts program has first showing at Sylvester Powell. The first exhibit from the ArtsKC Now Showing program is up for public viewing at the community center in Mission. The program rotates art from metro artists quarterly. The first artist on display is Elisabeth R. Sauer from Mission.

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