Olathe City Manager J. Michael Wilkes on Tuesday presented a proposed 2019 budget that would boost security in Olathe junior high schools and increasing fire protection on the west side of town while still including a small tax cut for property owners.
More than 150 children are attending the Great Plains SPCA Young Heroes for Pets Camps. During the week-long event, campers ages 8 to 12 are learning important responsibilities of pet ownership and how they can make a difference in animals’ lives.
Olathe Public Schools will receive a federal grant exceeding $3 million to advance literacy in children through the 12th grade, particularly for those with disabilities, for English language learners and for those in lower-income families.
Olathe Fire Hero Day is a program the Olathe Fire Department has put on for three years in an effort to get more girls interested in a career as a firefighter. The department has three female firefighters.
Olathe residents continue to lead the region in terms of recycling their garbage and expressing satisfaction in their city’s trash pickup services. But the city hopes to make the system even more efficient.