Shawnee Mission School District http://kcur.org en Looking Back At 40 Years Of Policing Overland Park http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-40-years-policing-overland-park <p>After 40 years with the Overland Park Police Department, Chief John Douglass is riding off into the sunset…sort of. He’s not ready for a quiet retirement just yet. Instead, he’s going back to school as the director of safety and for the Shawnee Mission School District next spring.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we sit down with Douglass to discuss how policing Overland Park has changed over the years and the new challenges that await him in the coming months.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:10:46 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 51171 at http://kcur.org Looking Back At 40 Years Of Policing Overland Park New Hire Hoped To Change School Notification Flaw http://kcur.org/post/new-hire-hoped-change-school-notification-flaw <p>Shawnee Mission Schools have a new parent and patron notification service for emergencies.</p><p>The change grows out of tardy school-alert lockdown messages in September.&nbsp; There was no harm to anyone as result of the threat.</p><p></p><p>It took hours for all families to learn an Overland Park School had been locked down for a time.</p><p>The District looked for another system and found it with School-Messenger, which claims to serve three thousand big and small school systems around the country including New York City&rsquo;s.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:31:26 +0000 Dan Verbeck 45329 at http://kcur.org New Shawnee Mission Superintendent Wraps Up 'Listening Tour' http://kcur.org/post/new-shawnee-mission-superintendent-wraps-listening-tour <p>Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson wrapped up his 87 day listening tour last week. Hinson took over the helm of the Shawnee Mission District on July 1.</p><p>The listening tour was part of an effort to get to know the area. Hinson met with everyone from parents and students to business owners and higher education officials.</p><p>District spokesperson Leigh Anne Neal says people overwhelmingly want to make sure Shawnee Mission Schools retain their strong academic tradition.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:36:34 +0000 Maria Carter 44419 at http://kcur.org Back To School With KCMO And Shawnee Mission Superintendents http://kcur.org/post/back-school-kcmo-and-shawnee-mission-superintendents <p></p><p>Budgets, common core, accreditation and aspirations for the year will be some of the topics of our conversation<em>. &nbsp;</em>Superintendents <strong>Jim Hinson</strong> from the Shawnee&nbsp;Mission School District and <strong>Stephen Green</strong> from Kansas City Public Schools &nbsp;join in a discussion of the pressing issues facing our schools and taking questions and comments from the community.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:07:46 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 41849 at http://kcur.org Back To School With KCMO And Shawnee Mission Superintendents Johnson County Elementary School Closed Due To Illness http://kcur.org/post/johnson-county-elementary-school-closed-due-illness <p>A suburban Kansas City elementary school will remain closed until Monday due to an as-yet-undetermined gastro-intestinal illness. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:20:04 +0000 Bryan Thompson 22948 at http://kcur.org Johnson County Elementary School Closed Due To Illness