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Jay Senter - February 21, 2018 6:54 am
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.

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

School district closes offices on account of weather, city road crews gear up to treat slippery roads. The thin layer of ice that greeted

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Valenti hints that major announcement on Mission Gateway coming soon. The wait to find out what entertainment and food tenants developer Tom Valenti has

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Shawnee Mission security director discusses district’s emergency plans in wake of Florida shooting. Shawnee Mission Director of Safety and Security John Douglass sat down

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Rhein Benninghoven fifth grader headed to Denver for free throw contest. Tyler Salmon of Rhein Benninghoven Elementary took first place in the boys 10-11

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Planners set to unveil biking and walking route plan for Prairie Village at public meeting next week. The city of Prairie Village will host an

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Johnson County superintendent says Missouri-side districts have attracted more teachers amid Kansas’s K-12 funding mess. Olathe Public Schools superintendent John Allison said that Kansas-side

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Yoder votes against House bill, saying government should have looked for ways to reduce spending. Rep. Kevin Yoder was one of 67 Republicans to

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

NEJC eateries participating in Heart Month Restaurant Partnership. Northeast Johnson County’s two Tavern locations as well as Story at the Village Shops are taking

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Former Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Carol Marinovich endorses Tom Niermann in congressional race. Carol Marinovich, who served as mayor of Kansas City, Kan., from

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

County to host input session on early courthouse designs tonight in Overland Park. Johnson County residents will have a chance to review preliminary plans


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