Your Monday NewsLink for the week of January 11, 2021. Each week, we take a few minutes to give you the news, happenings and events around Lee’s Summit. This week’s headlines come from the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Truman Heartland Community Foundation, Summit Christian Academy and the City of Lee’s Summit City Council.

NICK: Hello and welcome to Lee’s Summit Town Hall and your Monday News Link presented by Budget Blinds of Lee’s Summit and The Historic Browning Guest House. 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: As you know, local LSR7 students in grades preK-6 returned to 100 percent in-person learning this week. The Board of Education will discuss when grades 7-12 in-person learners will shift out of virtual learning at a special meeting on Jan. 14. Any determinations the Board makes that night would take effect starting on Jan. 25.

LIESL: The deadline to apply for scholarships from Truman Heartland Community Foundation is fast approaching, with many scholarship applications due February 1. This year, Truman Heartland has more than $300,000 in scholarships available for students in Eastern Jackson County and the surrounding communities. See for more details.

NICK: Summit Christian Academy international department director Kathy Tharp and international department intern, senior Mackenzie Madsen, recently recorded a webinar for the Association of Christian Schools International on "Developing International Student Relationships Through a Buddy Program." For more on this story visit our web site.

LIESL: A pair of videos posted by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District put the resilience of students and staff in the arts departments on display. Check out Link 2 Lee’s Summit’s web site to see videos of artists putting their work on display, as well as the Lee’s Summit West theater department’s virtual performance.

NICK: The Lee’s Summit City Council heard a presentation last week discussing ballot language regarding the potential redistribution of the property tax levy. The City is proposing redistributing 10 cents from the debt levy to the general fund levy. City Council is expected to consider, during its meeting on January 12, whether to call an election on April 6, where voters will decide whether to redistribute the levy. 

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