Briefly noted: Rankings put Kansas public schools at 15th in the nation; Municipal courts hosting amnesty event

WalletHub puts Kansas schools 15th among the 50 states. WalletHub’s 2018 rankings of the best public education systems in the country put Kansas among the top third. The website’s rankings have Kansas at 15th overall. Missouri came in 29th in the rankings. Massachusetts was first. [2018’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems — WalletHub]

JoCo municipal courts hosting amnesty event. Municipal courts in Johnson County will conduct a warrant amnesty event from Saturday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 24. People with a warrant may appear in their designated court, at the specified time, to have their warrant canceled and warrant fee waived. Prosecutors will be available to assist with the resolution of cases. All warrants remain active until resolved, even during the amnesty event period. This means you can be served by an officer at any time you have contact with police, such as during a traffic stop. Johnson County municipal courts this week will share the schedule of participating courts.