A total of 21 area senior citizens participated in a special event hosted Oct. 23 by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Through the district’s Senior Citizens’ School Tour program, the local residents toured Pleasant Lea Elementary.
The event included a tour of the elementary building, school lunch and performances by the school’s strings students and third-graders. Throughout the tour, student leaders guided small groups of senior citizens through their school, emphasizing highlights and special programs. Dr. David McGehee, Lee’s Summit R-7 superintendent, also spoke to the group and answered questions about the school district.
Since the district’s Senior Citizens’ School Tours began in 2007, more than 375 local seniors have participated in the program. The opportunities are provided to seniors two times each school year.
The tours for senior citizens are part of the R-7 School District’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and were recommended by a community team. Plans call for a spring 2014 tour.