Your Monday NewsLink for the week of November 9, 2020. The Lee's Summit R-7 School District opts to take advantage of a new rule allowing for virtual learning instead of snow days; the second annual Feed Lee's Summit charity event is set for Thursday night; meet Roberta McArthur of One Good Meal; LSR7 set to begin development of fourth middle school; and UCM-Lee's Summit gears up for more adult training/learning opportunities.

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: In a letter and automated calls to families, the Lee's Summit R-7 School District announced its approach to inclement weather and snow days for the 2020-2021 school year. a new state law allows schools to create a state-approved alternative instruction plan to fulfill up to 5 days of time lost in the classroom due to events outside of the district’s control. In the notice, the district informed families it would be using this alternative method for the first five days that snow or inclement weather force the cancelation of in-person classes.

LIESL: Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual Feed Lee’s Summit event is set for this Thursday evening. As you’ve likely already heard, the event has moved to a virtual format this year. Go to to register for this fundraiser event benefiting Coldwater of Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit Social Services, Meals on Wheels and One Good Meal.

NICK: In preparation for this event, our podcast has spent the past 4 Friday’s introducing listeners to those four organizations and their executive directors. In last week’s conversation, I was joined by One Good Meal’s Roberta McArthur. Find the Lee’s Summit Town Hall podcast on most of your favorite podcast apps or on our web site at

LIESL: The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District continues to move forward with projects outlined in the bond issue passed by voters last spring. In the past few weeks, the district has held a groundbreaking ceremony signaling the beginning of construction updates at Mason Elementary School and just last week, the District and City of Lee’s Summit announced their agreement for infrastructure improvements surrounding the upcoming construction of a fourth middle school.

NICK: The University of Central Missouri - Lee’s Summit campus will host another open house this month for its workforce training program. The virtual event, held from 5-7 p.m., November 24, is designed to help adult learners find the workforce training that fits their goals. Visit for more details.

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Lee's Summit Town hall is a podcast conversation, produced by Link 2 Lee's Summit, highlighting local issues and people in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Host Nick Parker and guests discuss pertinent issues and topics concerning local residents and introduce listeners to some of the people who help make Lee's Summit a vibrant community. New episodes available every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

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