The board of directors at a public library in Andover, KS, voted to keep LGBT children’s books “George,” “Lily and Dunkin” and “I am Jazz” in the kids section. The juvenile books have transgender characters.
Kansas college WSU Tech is offering a scholarship program, Wichita Promise Move, that pays students to move to Wichita, KS, where they will get training for a job in the aircraft manufacturing industry.
Due to winter weather and icy road conditions in Kansas, Wichita Public Schools, Catholic diocese schools, Wichita State and Newman, and many suburban districts have canceled classes for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.
Zei Uwadia, a teen student at North High, is back home in Wichita, KS, for her 17th birthday after 457 days at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where as a patient she walked on ECMO life support.
An anonymous tip on a “potential threat of a school shooting” at Derby High was made via an anonymous tip on the Kansas School Safety Hotline. It was unsubstantiated, district said. Expect more cops on campus.
A Sedgwick County 911 dispatch supervisor said Bel Aire, KS, police are investigating a Tuesday wreck involving a school bus near Isely elementary. No students were on the bus. KHP put fault on the bus driver.
Kansas State University had planned to close the John C. Pair Horticulture Center in Haysville, but industrial hemp research of cannabis plants with little THC may save the K-State College of Agriculture site.
Wichita schools don’t plan to back away from efforts to curb suspensions and expulsions, even after the Trump Administration rolled back guidelines aimed at reducing racial discrimination in school discipline.
Wichita State says an investigation into Evangeline Heiliger’s claims before she filed a federal lawsuit alleging pregnancy discrimination on Dec. 26 “didn’t conclude that the university violated the law.”