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Shawnee Mission district adopts LGBTQ protections

 

September 18, 2019



OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Johnson County school district has voted to add LGBTQ protections to its nondiscrimination policy.

The Shawnee Mission school board voted unanimously Monday night to adopt the LGBTQ language. It joins nearby districts in Olathe, Blue Valley and De Soto, who have added the nondiscrimination language.

The Kansas City Star reports the vote came after 10 residents spoke against changing the policy, while a handful of others supported the proposal.

Board member Deb Zila said she believed the change reflected the district's practice of welcoming all children and try...



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