Did you know that every year is an election year? This year, most Trailwood families will vote for two positions on our Board of Education. All Shawnee Mission families will vote for the at-large position currently held by Brad Stratton, who is running unopposed. Those families living in the South Area will vote for a new member, choosing between Brian Brown and Jessica Hembree. PTA does not endorse candidates but encourages everyone to register to vote and to vote with PTA priorities in mind on Nov. 5.
Candidate Forum: Saturday, October 5
If you missed Tuesday's SMAC PTA forum for Board of Education candidate's, don't despair. You can watch video of the event here and the Shawnee Mission Post will host another forum on Saturday, October 5 from 9:00-10:15 a.m. at the Central Resource Library (9875 W 87th St). Look for Facebook Live streaming on the Shawnee Mission Post page.
Vote By Mail
Who needs one more errand to squeeze in between school drop off, pickup, work, clubs and the rest of life? Not parents! We encourage you to vote by mail if you might not make it to the polls on election day. Fill out your mail ballot request at www.ksvotes.org and your ballot will arrive at your home in mid-October. Do your research, fill it out, stamp it and send it in!
Take Action: Prevent Gun Violence
National PTA is committed to federal efforts to protect children and families from gun violence and believes the Senate must enact legislation that will help prevent future tragedies while preserving the lawful use of firearms for sport and personal protection. See the PTA position bit.ly/2lMojGs and tell your Senators to address gun violence through universal back checks today! bit.ly/2ksXsyU