OVERLAND PARK — One of the biggest school districts in Kansas is looking into closing schools and moving boundaries.
Shawnee Mission school district superintendent Gene Johnson plans to present his plan to the school board Monday.
The suburban Kansas City district then plans to hold a series of community meetings before the school board votes on Nov. 8.
The Shawnee Mission district has about 28,000 students, down from a high of 45,000 in 1971. Over the years, it has closed two dozen schools.
The district said in a written statement that the school board asked Johnson to identify areas of inefficiency last fall.
An internal committee provided Johnson with a draft report in April, and he and his staff spent the summer reviewing the report and other data.