Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in November’s election. If you’re itching to make your voice heard in the upcoming school board or municipal elections but aren’t registered to vote, it’s time to get a move on. Tuesday is the last day to register with the Johnson County Election Office if you want to be eligible to cast a ballot Nov. 7 (or via advanced voting). Under current Kansas law, first time voters must provide proof of U.S. citizenship to register. There are options to register by mail, fax, online and in-person at the Election Office or a municipal city hall. You can find details on the registration process here.

Rooker among legislators who want to get a jump start on developing new school funding plan. Republican Rep. Melissa Rooker is among the legislators calling for her peers to start working out options for a new school funding formula to address the Supreme Court’s latest decision ahead of the next session. “We need to come back in January with a plan or a number of options,” said Rooker. “I don’t see us having the luxury of waiting three months to start engaging.” [Top Democrats Want Kansas Legislators To Start School Funding Work Before Session — KCUR]

Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA hosting superintendent input session with Ray and Associates tonight. The Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA will be hosting a meeting with Ray and Associates tonight for district patrons to share thoughts on the search for a new superintendent. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Center for Academic Achievement.

Shawnee Mission West teacher named outstanding secondary arts educator. SM West fine arts teacher Greg Schieszer has been named the Kansas Art Education Association’s Outstanding Secondary Art Educator for 2017-18.