Your Monday NewsLink for the week of July 12, 2021. The Lee's Summit Board of Education is set to make its decision concerning a terminated teacher; Velocity's Pitch Pub Crawl is set for Thursday; sidewalk sale this Saturday in downtown and more.

NICK: Hello and welcome to Lee’s Summit Town Hall and your Monday News Link presented by Budget Blinds of Lee’s Summit. I am Nick Parker and with me is the Historic Browning’s Liesl Hays.

LIESL: Each week, we'll take a few minutes to give you the news, happenings, and events around Lee's Summit.

NICK: The Lee’s Summit Board of Education will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday to make its decision whether to uphold the termination of teacher and football coach, Joe Oswald. Superintendent Dr. David Buck made the decision to terminate Oswald for use of a racial slur. A public hearing was held before the Board on June 23. You can read more about the hearing at Link 2 Lee’s

LIESL: A popular entrepreneurial event hosted by a local nonprofit is set to return this week. Velocity Lee’s Summit, a local group dedicated to supporting and increasing startup activity in the area, is hosting its signature Pitch Pub Crawl event this Thursday in downtown Lee’s Summit. The event features 9 small business owners competing for a cash prize to support their endeavor. Go to for more details and to purchase tickets.

NICK: Also happening downtown this week is the the Downtown Lee’s Summit Sidewalk Sale set for this Saturday. Make your plans now to head downtown for good eats and sales throughout the downtown district. Visit Downtown Lee’s Summit’s Facebook page for more information.

LIESL: Summit Technology Academy and its partnership with the University of Central Missouri at the Missouri Innovation Campus continues to get national attention.Federal Aviation Administration administrator Steve Dickson visited the campus recently touring the new Aerospace Academy. Visit our website for more information on this new program.

NICK: Be sure to follow Link 2 Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Town Hall podcast for all the news, notes and conversations from our community. 

LIESL: If you have an event, tip or question, reach out to us on Facebook & Instagram at Link 2 Lee’s Summit, on Twitter @lstownhall or through email

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