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The fate of Southeast High

This week the Wichita Board of Education began serious consideration of high school education in the southeast quadrant of the city. The board has talked about it before, but now they’re looking at a June 24th vote. Decision time is rapidly approaching.
Over the past few months the school district has sent in the experts and talked extensively with the public. No one can say they haven’t had the opportunity to express their feelings.
Should the district keep and renovate Southeast High School? Or should it build a new facility farther east, where the city is growing? Or is there some way to do both?
Superintendent John Allison has said that … thanks to big cuts in state spending on Kansas schools … the district simply cannot to operate two schools. The construction could be done, but there wouldn’t be money for day-to-day operation.
Many Southeast students, parents, and alumnae have expressed their support for the school that’s been open since the 1950s.
The issue is emotional for some. The only thing sure is that the final decision will NOT please everyone.
Our thought for today is from Carl Sagan:
“Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.”

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06/13/2013 1:28AM
The fate of Southeast High
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