48 Nieman students headed to new Shawanoe building next school year
Beginning next school year, a number of Nieman Elementary School students will be reassigned to the new Shawanoe Elementary School, 11230 W. 75th St.
On Monday, board members unanimously approved a boundary change, shifting those Nieman Elementary students who live between 75th to 79th streets from Interstate 35 to Nieman Road to the new Shawanoe building, which can now house more students than it did previously, explained Superintendent Jim Hinson.
The move will affect about 48 students, he said, and the change will happen at the beginning of next school year. The reassignment was an anticipated component of the completion of the new Shawanoe building. Overcrowding at Nieman, 10917 W 67th St., had caused the district in 2012 to seek approval from the city of Shawnee to use a temporary mobile unit onsite for additional classroom space until construction of Shawanoe was complete. Under the agreement with the city, the unit must be removed before the fall of 2016, making reassignment of students a necessary outcome.
“Chief (John) Douglass is aware in relation to students that are going to be walking from a new area, if we have any crossing guard issues or needs in that area as well,” Hinson said.
The feeder pattern for Shawanoe students takes them to Trailridge Middle School and then to Shawnee Mission Northwest for high school.