Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Chocolate Frog Cafe restaurant closes. The Chocolate Frog Cafe at the Village Shops closed its doors this week. The owners are reportedly planning to reopen next month as a barbeque and steak restaurant. The space opened as Standees restaurant in May 2013 before closing to be rebranded as Chocolate Frog in the summer of 2015. [Prairie Village’s family-friendly Chocolate Frog changing to upscale C. Frogs — Kansas City Star]

Early school funding fix proposals wouldn’t benefit Shawnee Mission. Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson told the school board Monday that he did “not hear any scenario that benefits us” coming out of Topeka. The legislature starts its school funding special session today. Hinson had been in Topeka meeting on possible solutions Monday and said he would head back Wednesday. A new finance plan might or might not be close to agreement according to reports Thursday. [Does Kansas have a school finance agreement? Wichita school district says no – The Wichita Eagle]

Shawnee Mission School District to host non-teaching career fair. The Shawnee Mission School District will hold a job fair for non-teaching positions from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at SM West. The school will be offering information on job opportunities as aides, paraprofessionals, custodians and maintenance staff, and food service assistants.

Roeland Park looking for piano players and musicians. Roeland Park is seeking piano players and musicians of all ages to take part in “Music Under the Stars” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 22 at the Roeland Park Community Center. Musicians interested in playing at the event should call 913-826-3160 to register.

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