Lee’s Summit Town Hall
Meet Michele Surber, candidate for LSR7 Board of Education

Meet Michele Surber, candidate for LSR7 Board of Education

March 31, 2021

A special thank you to the local congregation at Martin Luther Lutheran Church and their charitable giving; a few news & notes and a recap of the tax levy ballot question before Michele Surber joins hosts Nick and Jason for the fourth and final candidate interview before Tuesday’s election.

Monday NewsLink: Structure fire, commercial real estate news and next week’s election

Monday NewsLink: Structure fire, commercial real estate news and next week’s election

March 29, 2021

Your Monday NewsLink for the week of March 29, 2021. This week’s headlines stem from a weekend house fire, downtown Lee’s Summit, the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education election and the City of Lee’s Summit.

Meet Christine Bushyhead, candidate for the LSR7 Board of Education

Meet Christine Bushyhead, candidate for the LSR7 Board of Education

March 24, 2021

In a continuing series of interviews with the four candidates for two available seats on the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education, Christine Bushyhead joins hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury. The conversation covers her thoughts, on leadership, the district's budget and its equity mission. Previous interviews with candidates Rodrick Sparks and Ryan Murdock are available and Michele Surber will appear on the show next week.

Monday NewsLink: Honors and accolades for LSR7 students

Monday NewsLink: Honors and accolades for LSR7 students

March 22, 2021

Your Monday NewsLink for the week of March 22, 2021. This week, we’re taking some time to recognize some of our local students in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.

Meet Ryan Murdock, candidate for LSR7 Board of Education

Meet Ryan Murdock, candidate for LSR7 Board of Education

March 17, 2021

Hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury are joined by incumbent Ryan Murdock to talk about his campaign for reelection to the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education, his thoughts on the board’s pandemic response during the current academic year as well as other important issues facing the district.

Monday NewsLink: Meet your candidates for BOE, plus other local schools news

Monday NewsLink: Meet your candidates for BOE, plus other local schools news

March 15, 2021

Your Monday NewsLink for the week of March 15, 2021. This week’s headlines come from the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Board of Education, Summit Christian Academy, Lee’s Summit CARES and the Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit.

Meet Rodrick Sparks, candidate for LSR7 Board of Education

Meet Rodrick Sparks, candidate for LSR7 Board of Education

March 10, 2021

Hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury sit down with Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education candidate Rodrick Sparks. This is the first of the podcasts annual candidate interviews. Succeeding weeks will include interviews with Ryan Murdock, Christine Bushyhead and Michele Surber. Responses to Link 2 Lee’s Summit’s candidate Q&A from all four candidates can be found at Link2LeesSummit.com.

Monday NewsLink: LSR7 community mourns loss of former leader, local business gives back; students nab national notice

Monday NewsLink: LSR7 community mourns loss of former leader, local business gives back; students nab national notice

March 8, 2021

Your Monday NewsLink for the week of March 8, 2021. This week’s headlines come from the Lee’s Summit School District, Downtown Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit West High School and Summit Technology Academy.

Looking for some different perspectives as the BOE election approaches

Looking for some different perspectives as the BOE election approaches

March 3, 2021

There are many ways to evaluate the candidates in the upcoming election for two seats on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Board of Education. In past years, hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury have talked about their own perspectives and the lens they use to evaluate candidates and the role of the Board in the district. In an effort to offer more perspectives, the duo called in a former teacher and administrator to get his thoughts on school boards and their relationships with the district. Dr. John Schuler is a retired teacher and principal currently working as a consultant for the State of Missouri through the University of Central Missouri…. Editor’s note: Nick sounds like a cartoon villain in this episode. We don’t know why and we apologize. But Dr. Schuler is good and that’s what matters.

Monday NewsLink: BOE candidate pool shrinks; a perfect ACT score; preps speech, debate and music honors; new hires at LSR7

Monday NewsLink: BOE candidate pool shrinks; a perfect ACT score; preps speech, debate and music honors; new hires at LSR7

March 1, 2021

Your Monday NewsLink for the week of March 1, 2021. One of five candidates for the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education has halted his campaign; a Lee’s Summit North junior tallies a perfect ACT score, Summit Christian Academy speech and music students earn honors; and four people are added to the LSR7 administration team.

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