The Shawnee Mission School Board is hosting a public forum Tuesday to answer questions and listen to feedback from community members about two proposed boundary change plans in the school district.
The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Center for Academic Achievement, 8200 W. 71st St.
The school board has indicated that it may choose one of the two plans at a special meeting on Thursday and made it clear through a release that it would not considered questions or feedback at the Thursday meeting.
The plans are:
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▪ A proposal recommended to the board on May 22.
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The boundary changes affect schools generally in the western part of the district.
Board members have cited overcrowding in schools and the construction of the new elementary school Lenexa Hills as reasons for changing the school district’s boundaries. But the proposals have inspired push back and concern from parents who have waited months to learn which school their children will attend during the 2018-19 school year and have sought information about how the demographics of student populations would change under the revisions.
School board member Patty Mach suggested the revisions in the second boundary change plan.