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Turner Board of Education Meeting Tuesday Evening

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Turner USD #202

The Turner School District’s Board of Education will met Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as accepting bids for computer hardware and revising a job description, the board had a full schedule.

During tonight’s meeting, district administrators recommended that board members approve a contract for the sale of Morris Elementary School to an unnamed buyer. Last fall, the board listed the school for 90 days with Block Real Estate. Prior to that time, it had been listed for months with another broker without selling, despite a price reduction. If the school had not sold during the duration of the 90-day contract, the board would have reconsidered the listing. Morris Elementary closed at the end of the 2008-2009 academic year as part of the district’s efforts to balance its budget in the wake of reduced state and federal financial support as well as declining tax revenues. However, the board did not initially plan to sell the building. Rather, the plan was simply to save money on utilities and operational costs.

This evening, board members also considered a revision to the district’s policy on student absences.

The board meeting, which was open to the public, took place in the Board Room of the Administrative Service Center; 800 S. 55th St.; Kansas City, KS 66106. Another board meeting is scheduled this month for Tuesday, March 27.

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JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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