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Should Independence Absorb KCMO schools?

By Sylvia Maria Gross


Independence, MO – Tuesday's election may settle a battle that's been brewing in Jackson County for decades. It's a tug-of-war over seven public schools which are located in western Independence and Sugar Creek, but have been part of the Kansas City school district for more than 50 years. Many parents in western Independence say their children are poorly served by the struggling Kansas City district. But Kansas City school officials say the move would hurt the district at a moment that it's trying to improve. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.

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