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Madeline Mudd, Abby Anderson and Molly Ogden are like any group of young women, going to coffeehouses, having sleepovers, texting — and discussing movies, pets and the future beyond their upcoming graduations.

 

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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.