Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgNew Shawnee Mission superintendent’s contract includes same car allowance, tax-sheltered annuity as Hinson’s. Incoming Shawnee Mission Superintendent Michael Fulton’s compensation package will be roughly the same as what Jim Hinson received his final year in the district. KCUR’s Sam Zeff reports that in addition to the $250,000 base salary announced when the board hired him earlier this month, Fulton will receive a $1,000 a month car allowance and a $24,000 per year tax-sheltered annuity. Those were perks that were part of Hinson’s contract when he retired from the district. Hinson was making $254,280 in base salary his final year with the district. [Shawnee Mission Reveals Details Of Superintendent’s $250,000 Salary —KCUR]Shawnee Mission will accept transfer applications starting March 1. Families interested having their children attend a Shawnee Mission school outside their neighborhood boundaries can put in a transfer application March 1. The district has announced that the following schools will not be open to transfer students “due to enrollment adjustments and/or high enrollment”: ApacheIS, Briarwood, Broken Arrow, Christa McAuliffe, Corinth, East Antioch, Mill Creek, Overland Park, Rhein Benninghoven, Rising Star, Shawanoe and Sunflower. You can find out more about the application process here.last_img read more

Briefly Noted: State Rep. Cindy Holscher hosting panel on Medicaid expansion

first_imgRep. Cindy Holscher will host a panel on Medicaid expansion on Sunday.Rep. Cindy Holscher convening panel to talk Medicaid expansion, Kansas health policy. State Representative Cindy Holscher is convening and moderating a panel discussion about Medicaid expansion and other Kansas health policy issues. The panel will include officials from community health organizations and St. Luke’s Health System. The public can submit questions for the panel via online form. The panel takes place from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 in the Summit Room at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave., Overland Park. Here is a list of the panelists:Bobby Olm-Shipman, president and chief executive officer of St. Luke’s Health System East and South RegionPatrick Sallee, chief executive officer of Vibrant HealthSheldon Weisgrau, senior policy advisor of Alliance for a Healthy KansasOverland Park names new chief information officer. Overland Park has named Tony Sage as the city’s new chief information officer. He has a history in government information technology and has previously spent 23 years working for the city of Liberty, Missouri. His work there focused on strategic technology planning and cybersecurity management. Sage begins work Sept. 25.Lane closures to begin on 105th Street in Lenexa on Friday. Lane closures on 105th Street in Lenexa will begin today, Aug. 9. Lenexa municipal services will do milling and paving work along 105th Street between Lackman Road and Santa Fe Trail Drive for about two weeks, weather permitting. Through traffic will be maintained during this portion of the project.Lenexa Rec Center indoor pool closed Aug. 12-22. The Lenexa Rec Center indoor pool will be closed Monday, Aug. 12 through Tuesday, Aug. 20 for annual maintenance and cleaning. Splash With Me in the kiddie pool at the indoor aquatic center is also canceled during the same time period.last_img read more

City legal employment on the rise

first_imgGrowth has returned to the City legal services job market – but the total number of people employed in the sector is still below that before the financial crash, according to figures published today. The London Employment Survey published by lobby group TheCityUK shows the number of jobs in City legal services grew by 2.8% last year, to 106,000. This is forecast to increase to 108,400 in 2014. In 2007, the year before the banking crash, 118,800 people were employed in legal services in the City.The number bottomed out at 95,600 in 2010, recovered strongly to 114,900 in 2011 but dipped to 103,100 in 2012. Overall employment in financial and related professional services in London increased by 2% in 2013 to reach the pre-crisis peak of around 688,000. Employment in the sector recovered from a small decline in the first half of 2013 to finish the year with a 13,200 gain. This was the third successive year of growth.While forecasting further growth this year, TheCityUK said: ‘There are clearly threats that could derail the recovery such as political uncertainty in the UK and EU, adverse tax policies and ill-considered sector regulation from the EU.’last_img read more

Caring for the Kenai Finalists Chosen

first_imgPeterson: “We saw some ideas this year that we haven’t seen before and were expanded in ways that none of us had thought about, so that’s always good when you see ideas that spark other ideas. We also, different from the beginning, is we had some new judges that had different perspectives. That conversation just got even more exciting.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The 25th Annual Caring for the Kenai competition has narrowed down more than 400 applications to just 12 finalists. Donna Peterson, one of the judges, was formerly School District Superintendent…center_img The finalists are being notified that they made it to the final round of judging, but will remain anonymous until the oral presentations are given on April 16 at the Kenai Central High School.last_img