Shawnee Mission cancels classes, closes administrative office on account of weather

The Shawnee Mission School District's Center for Academic Achievement.
The Shawnee Mission School District’s Center for Academic Achievement.

With rain expected throughout the morning and temperatures set to dip below freezing around the morning drop-off rush, Shawnee Mission has canceled school today. Here’s the message that went out before 10 p.m. Wednesday:

Due to expected ice, snow and cold temperatures tomorrow, all Shawnee Mission Schools are closed on Thursday, Jan. 11. We’ll determine if the district office will be closed in the early morning. Stay home, and stay safe.

The district also announced that it was closing administrative offices as well.

“No essential personnel will report,” said Director of Communications Shawna Samuel. “We want them to stay home and stay safe.”