SM Post: SM BOE West Area Candidate Forum

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 [email protected].

July 22, 2017 at 9:00am - 12pm
Lenexa Senior Center
13425 Walnut St
Lenexa, KS 66215
United States
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