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Olathe mall closure puts no-kill cat shelter in a bind

Purrfect Pets lost its home of 11 years when Metcalf South Shopping Center closed last year. Now its current home, the Great Mall of the Great Plains, is closing. And the thousands of dollars the shelter spent to upgrade and customize its space are essentially down the drain.

Shawnee Mission plans to get rid of fee for all-day kindergarten, cut class sizes

Superintendent Jim Hinson said the change was part of a multi-year effort to allow all children to participate in all-day kindergarten. He said the district will be able to absorb the estimated loss of $1.8 million in revenue through budget cuts it has implemented in recent years, but the plan won’t work if the Kansas Legislature fails in its effort to replace the existing state school funding formula with block grants or the state courts allow legal challenges of the block grant plan to move forward.

Shawnee Mission plans to get rid of fee for all-day kindergarten, cut class sizes

Superintendent Jim Hinson said the change was part of a multi-year effort to allow all children to participate in all-day kindergarten. He said the district will be able to absorb the estimated loss of $1.8 million in revenue through budget cuts it has implemented in recent years, but the plan won’t work if the Kansas Legislature fails in its effort to replace the existing state school funding formula with block grants or the state courts allow legal challenges of the block grant plan to move forward.

 

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Kansas City teens team up for world robotics championship

Teams from Smithville High School; Olathe Northwest High School; Shawnee Mission West High School; Lee’s Summit High School; a combined team from Blue Springs High School and Blue Springs South High School; and a combined team from William Chrisman High School, Truman High School and Van Horn High School in the Independence School District will soon head to St. Louis for the FIRST World Robotics Championship.