Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Icy conditions prompted the district to cancel classes early this morning. Photo by Ryan Stanton.

Shawnee Mission reverses course, cancels classes for Wednesday. That extra long weekend for Shawnee Mission School District students just got longer. Citing “extreme cold and possible icy conditions,” the district announced early Wednesday morning that it would be canceling classes today. The district has sent a message via its Twitter account Tuesday night indicating schools would be open this morning. The change in plans frustrated some parents, who were scrambling to find child care.

Unfortunately, weather forecasts aren’t looking great for Wednesday night and Thursday morning, either. The National Weather Service says we can expect a wintry mix starting Wednesday night and going into Thursday morning, “creating possible AM commute issues.”

Judge rejects district’s motion for summary judgement, sets trial date in Rubye Davis case. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil recently set a trial date in the case brought against the school district by former SM East science teacher Rubye Davis, who alleges she was to be transferred from SM East to SM West on account of her race. Davis said she was told by people in the building that the district wanted to have more black teachers on staff at SM West. The jury trial has been set for June 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Lenexa to announce recommendations for Quivira corridor. Lenexa will host its third and final public meeting on the future of the Quivira corridor tonight, and consultants will unveil their recommendations for the long term vision of the area. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lenexa Community Center, with 10 minute overview presentations at 6:15 and 7:30.