R-7 forum soundbites didn’t reveal enough

I must learn to lower my expectations of public political forums just a bit. Taking nothing away from the event itself, many of the responses at last week’s Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce R-7 Board of Education forum left me shaking my head and asking, “where are the answers?”

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What is our community's current narrative; who's writing it?

It could be argued that, collectively, every citizen of a city helps to define it. Families that have been here for generations, certainly, have the historical background; residents that have called Lee’s Summit home for a decade, a year or even a month, too, have a stake in this narrative.

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School safety forum heavy on good intentions, somewhat lean on details

There are two things I can predict with some degree of certainty regarding school security in Lee’s Summit. First, don’t look for metal detectors to be installed in any of our buildings. Secondly, as long as Dennis Carpenter is superintendent, we won’t be arming our teachers.

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R-7 Schools & LS Police Department join forces to present A Community Conversation on School Safety

The community is invited to attend A Community Conversation on School Safety from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 25 at the Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green St.  The event is co-hosted by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and the Lee’s Summit Police Department.

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LS CARES to hold community conversation on youth mental health

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Lee’s Summit CARES will sponsor a Community Conversation that will focus in on the topics of mental health and our youth and teens in Lee’s Summit. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street.

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