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Town Hall-KS Legislative Wrap Up!

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park, KS

Rep. Holscher and Rep. Parker host a Town Hall Meeting 

Monday, June 26, 2017 

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave, OPKS

Join Rep. Cindy Holscher and Rep. Brett Parker to hear about all that happened in Topeka this year! We'll talk about schools, taxes, budgets, medicaid expansion, and anything else on your mind!

Join us in the Pinnacle Room at 7 PM!


SMAC PTA: SMSD School BOE At-Large Candidate Forum

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 at 06:30 PM

Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA (SMAC PTA) host  TWO primary Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education candidate forums.

Moderated by KCUR's Kyle Palmer!

The first is:

Position 6 / At-Large, Wednesday, July 5th, 6:30-8:30 pm

At-Large (Position 6) SMSD BOE primary candidates invited include:
- Mandi Serrone Hunter
- Cindy Neighbor (Incumbent)
- Heather Ousley
- Robert Roberge
- Fabian Shepard

The second is:
Position 4 / Shawnee Mission West area, Thursday July 6th, 6:30-8:30 pm

For questions, please contact Kathy Bigelow at kbigelow.kb@gmail.com

 


SMAC PTA: SMSD School BOE West Area Candidate Forum

Thursday, July 06, 2017 at 06:30 PM

Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA (SMAC PTA) host  TWO primary Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education candidate forums.

July 6, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm at SMSD Center for Academic Achievement at 81st and Antioch in OPKS. 

Moderated by KCUR's Kyle Palmer!

This the second candidate forum featuring the candidates from Position 4-SM West Area

Position 4 - SM West Area SMSD BOE primary candidates invited include:
- Lee E. Biard
- Craig K. Denny (Incumbent)
- Laura Guy
- Christopher White

For questions, please contact Kathy Bigelow at kbigelow.kb@gmail.com

The first SMAC PTA BOE Candidate Forum is on July 5th, same location but featuring candidates running for the At-Large position. 


SM Post: SM BOE At-Large Candidate Forum

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 09:00 AM
Antioch Library in Merriam, KS

The Shawnee Mission Post will hold a forum for the five candidates running for the at-large seat currently occupied by Cindy Neighbor.

Saturday, July 15, 2017. The forum will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Antioch branch of the Johnson County Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Merriam.

There'll be about 20 minutes of time for chit-chat before the formal forum program begins, and anticipate wrapping up the forum discussion by 10:30, so attendees will have half an hour or so to talk one-on-one to the candidates who are able to stay.

The candidates will have addressed a number of general topics in the questionnaires we’ll be publishing between July 10 and 14, so we intend to ask about some more specific issues during the forums. Those topics may include:

  • The candidates’ views on the roles and responsibilities of board members
  • The district’s piloting of its “Innovative Schools” model at Apache and Rising Star
  • School funding in Kansas and how the board should interact with the legislature
  • The role of libraries and librarians
  • Practices for addressing student behavior problems
  • The use of technology in the classroom and the amount of screen time students spend at Shawnee Mission schools.

As always, if you have additional topic ideas you’d like to suggest, email the Post at stories@shawneemissionpost.com.


SM Post: SM BOE West Area Candidate Forum

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 09:00 AM
Lenexa Senior Center in Lenexa, KS

Shawnee Mission Post will hold a forum for the three candidates actively running for the SM West area representative seat currently occupied by Craig Denny. (Candidate Lee Biard filed for the seat, but has announced he does not plan to actively run). The forum will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lenexa Senior Center, 13425 Walnut Street in Lenexa.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

There'll be about 20 minutes of time for chit-chat before the formal forum program begins, and anticipate wrapping up the forum discussion by 10:30, so attendees will have half an hour or so to talk one-on-one to the candidates who are able to stay.

The candidates will have addressed a number of general topics in the questionnaires we’ll be publishing between July 10 and 14, so we intend to ask about some more specific issues during the forums. Those topics may include:

  • The candidates’ views on the roles and responsibilities of board members
  • The district’s piloting of its “Innovative Schools” model at Apache and Rising Star
  • School funding in Kansas and how the board should interact with the legislature
  • The role of libraries and librarians
  • Practices for addressing student behavior problems
  • The use of technology in the classroom and the amount of screen time students spend at Shawnee Mission schools.

As always, if you have additional topic ideas you’d like to suggest, email the Post at stories@shawneemissionpost.com.


Heartland Coalition Community Forum: Gun Violence: Keeping our Children Safe

Monday, October 09, 2017 at 08:30 AM

Heartland Coalition Community Forum will host "Gun Violence: Keeping our Children Safe" 

October 9, 2017 at Pierson Hall at UMKC's Student Success Center

Keynote Speaker Nicole Hockley, mother of 6-year-old Dylan Hockley who was killed at Sandy Hook and Co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise will join us in our 4th Annual Community Forum. She has been named one of ‘25 Women Changing the World’ recognized by PEOPLE Magazine and will speak on keeping our children safe and preventing gun violence without just talking about the gun.

8:30am registration with the program starting at 9:30am. Our keynote speaker, Nicole Hockley begins the day. This is followed by a Panel Presentation: Accidental Deaths, School Safety, Mental Health & Suicide and a Working Lunch:  Develop Action Plans.

To find more information please go to https://moksgagv.org/4th-annual-community-forum-keeping-our-children-safe/

Registration for the event will open on September 1, 2017. 

 


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