A couple of projects are starting at Shawnee Community soon!
For several years now we’ve had discussions about upgrading our bathrooms to be more inclusive and secure. To keep costs down the layout of the rooms will not be changed but all toilets and urinals will be enclosed floor to ceiling. These simple changes are important to walk the walk of Shawnee Community values that “All Are Welcome.” In the past some individuals have not used our facilities because they weren’t comfortable or didn’t want others to be uncomfortable. New laws in Kansas and elsewhere are making our LGBTQ+ community look for safe places. Our bathroom upgrade is one small way of reinforcing all are welcome.
Lastly, our annual fire inspection cited that the double doors into the sanctuary do not swing out for safe exiting in an emergency. The doors will be turned around to be in compliance by this fall.