Shawnee Mission restructures high school custodian jobs; current employees required to re-apply

first_imgSome high school custodians in the Shawnee Mission School District may be out of a job after a shuffling of positions and a reclassification of duties had custodians re-applying for positions.The restructuring is not reducing the number of employees in the custodial ranks and is only at the high school level. However, applications for the newly defined positions were accepted from more than just the current high school custodial ranks. Employees at the elementary level or people outside the district could apply for the high school jobs, as well.One high school custodian told shawneemissionpost.com that he had been given notice that he is no longer has a job with the district after re-applying. He had a number of years in his current job.District spokesperson Leigh Anne Neal gave the following description of the process:“The district is in the process of restructuring the operations and maintenance department including developing comprehensive district-wide plans for providing support in areas like grounds maintenance.  This restructuring has prompted a reclassification of duties and changes in job descriptions for high school building custodial personnel.  As these changes occur, the reclassified positions are posted, and everyone has an opportunity to apply for an open position. As these are personnel matters, I cannot speak to who may or may not have been selected for positions.”The district acknowledged that some current custodians may not be retained in custodial jobs.last_img read more

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Hassan Mead to run last CC race on Monday

first_imgMead acquired All-American accolades in both of those seasons.Then he hit a roadblock.Mead was plagued by a burdensome AchillesâÄô tendon injury throughout 2009 and suffered a collapsed lung during a standard training run in 2010 while on the recovery trail.Mead said he knew the risk of injury is always prevalent in the sport of running, but said he didnâÄôt foresee the collapsed lung.âÄúThat was kind of just a rare occasion, I mean you donâÄôt really think about saying, âÄòWatch out for a collapsed lung,âÄôâÄôâÄô Mead said. âÄúThatâÄôs not the first thing you worry about when youâÄôre out there training âÄî youâÄôre more likely to get hit by a truck than a lung collapse.âÄùThe unexpected lung collapse forced Mead to redshirt the 2010-11 cross country season, but has returned to full form in his final season with the Gophers.He finished third at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 24, fourth at the Big Ten Championships on Oct. 30, and is one week removed from a first-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional. âÄúI think how he handled those injuries is a testament to the kind of person he is,âÄù Plasencia said. âÄúHe did so calmly and with a positive mindset throughout.âÄùPlasencia said he and Mead have developed a close relationship throughout the All-AmericanâÄôs career.âÄúI felt like weâÄôve had a good relationship and got some good things done,âÄù Plasencia said. âÄúWeâÄôll be coming toward the end of his cross country career here after the national meet, so that will be kind of one chapter closed.âÄùMead reciprocated this feeling and attributed a lot of his growth as a runner to Plasencia and MinnesotaâÄôs coaching staff. Mead added that his final season with the Gophers offered an added incentive.âÄúEspecially being young and having early success you kind of get used to it and when you have a long set back you start to wonder when you will be back,âÄù Mead said. âÄúComing into my last year, I definitely wanted to do some big things and weâÄôve had success and weâÄôve had some downs, but itâÄôs the process.âÄúWe knew itâÄôs going to be a long process and our goal was to get to Nov. 21.âÄùIt was announced Nov. 13 that Mead and his teammates received an at-large bid for the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.Now the day has finally come.It will be the final race in what Mead said has been a career that extends beyond running.âÄúI didnâÄôt think about where I am today and all the success IâÄôve had, and all the things that came along with it âÄî the people that IâÄôve met, relationships IâÄôve developed, friendships âÄî when I first started,âÄù Mead said. âÄúIâÄôm here at the University of Minnesota and running is one of the reasons.âÄù Mead still has an indoor and outdoor season of track and field eligibility left, but on Monday at the cross country championships, Mead will run his final race in the sport for which he will be most remembered. Hassan Mead to run last CC race on MondayMead’s cross country career at the Minnesota will conclude at the NCAA Championships. Dane MizutaniNovember 21, 2011Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint All-American Hassan Mead will conclude his illustrious cross country career at the University of Minnesota on Monday at the NCAA Championships.His journey, however, started more than 8,000 miles from the Twin Cities.Mead was born in Somalia and spent the first 11 years of his life there before immigrating to Minneapolis in 2000.Upon his arrival, Mead said he had difficulty adapting to the bitter cold winter and went to live with his uncle on the West Coast.ThatâÄôs where Mead said he was first made aware of the kind of opportunities running could present.âÄúOut in Seattle, one of my coaches said, âÄòThis is something that a college university will pay you to do,âÄôâÄù Mead said. âÄúBeing young and watching other sports like football and basketball, I didnâÄôt know much about running at such a high level.âÄúThat was the point I kind of realized that thereâÄôs more to it than just running for fitness or class. I didnâÄôt think it would lead to this at all.âÄùMead didnâÄôt run cross country competitively until his junior year of high school, but impressed in his first season.He finished 10th at the 2005 Washington State Class 4A State Meet.Mead said his family wanted him to finish school in Minnesota so he moved back for his final year and a half of high school.He picked up his success in cross country in Minnesota right where he left off in Washington.Mead won the Roy Griak Invitational, the State Cross Country Meet and the Foot Locker Midwest Regional Meet during his senior year.His dominance got the attention of Minnesota head coach Steve Plasencia.âÄúIt was the fall of his senior year that I saw he could be very, very good,âÄù Plasencia said.Despite the frigid cold, Mead chose to attend the University of Minnesota.âÄúWhen it came to making a decision in terms of college, I was interested in the West Coast, but at the end of the day when you looked at what you wanted âĦ the University [of Minnesota] was perfect for me,âÄù Mead said.He was a perfect fit for the Gophers, as well.Mead immediately contributed for Minnesota and placed second at the Big Ten meet and NCAA Midwest Regional as a freshman and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year.In his sophomore and junior seasons he captured the title in the Big Ten meet and NCAA Midwest Regional.last_img read more

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Steelmaker rolls into InnoTrans

first_imgEVRAZ: Russian steelmaker EVRAZ has completed a two-year US$520m reconstruction of its ZSMK rail mill at Novokuznetsk in Siberia since the last InnoTrans. In May this year it delivered its first batch of Russian-made 100 m head-hardened rails to RZD, and certification is underway which will enable the company to supply rails for high speed lines and to European markets.Several types of wheels produced for the European market will also be highlighted at InnoTrans. EVRAZ NTMK was the first Russian wheel manufacturer to obtain preliminary certification from Deutsche Bahn, and the first shipment for field testing is scheduled for this year. The company is also expanding its product range for the North American market, with its first wheels for the USA delivered last year.last_img read more

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Inside Mike Tyson’s £890k abandoned mansion that had tiger cages and basketball court before being converted into CHURCH

first_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation THIS is the spectacular mansion Mike Tyson abandoned during his rapid fall from grace.The former professional boxer – who was convicted of rape in 1992 – had no choice but to sell this palatial property as financial ruin loomed, and the imposing Ohio mansion has since been converted into a CHURCH.Mike Tyson’s former mansion has since been transformed into a churchCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comA former house of pain is now the house of the LordCredit: YoutubeThe Living Word Sanctuary Church have converted Tyson’s tiger cages into a pavilionCredit: YoutubeDisgraced Mike Tyson was forced to sell up after encountering serious money issuesCredit: AP:Associated PressThe self-declared “baddest man on the planet” once called this huge property home, but the former heavyweight champion had no choice but to sell up in 1999, after being dogged by controversy and money woes.And the luxurious, if dusty, mansion has since been transformed into The Living Word Sanctuary Church’s home.Living Word Pastor Nicholas DeJacimo told the Warren Tribune-Chronicle: “The property had been untouched for 10 years.“You had so much grass you could have sold it for hay.”The dilapidated pool has since been turned into a sanctuary while the living room is now a gathering place.Remnants of the 53-year-old’s time still remain with the basketball court still intact.The old fireplace has since been turned into an indoor waterfall while the four-bay garage is now classrooms and a nursery.And the tall steel cages where Tyson kept his famous four tigers have been dismantled for a pavilion. Mike Tyson admits his tigers could have come from convicted Netflix star Joe Exotic as he hails his ‘ingenious mind’Iron Make once had gates erected bearing his nameCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comPrevious snaps showed the mansion’s gold-plated fittings, situated behind an imposing gate with Tyson’s name emblazoned on it.The property was still an impressive sight, despite the run-down state and dilapidated interior it had became years after the brutal boxer sold it for £870k.In Tyson’s day, the mansion boasted five bedrooms and a full-size pool and Jacuzzi alongside its tiger cages and basketball court, with the entire pad decked out with crystal chandeliers.The delipidated pool has since been turned into a sanctuaryCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comThe marble interior had been sliding into a state of disrepairCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comTyson was convicted of rape in 1992, and sentenced to six years in prison, but was released after serving three years.He is best known for biting part of Evander Holyfield’s ear off during a high profile bout in 1997, and the disgraced star was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2003 after racking up millions in debts.In his prime… rapist Mike Tyson is rumoured to be millions in debtCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdThe house was decked out with chandeliers and tiger cages in its primeCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comThe house fetched over a million dollars when Tyson sold itCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comMike Tyson aged 14 breaks down in tears before fight and then wins by spectacular first round knockout 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

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