South Kansas City Confronts Hickman Mills' Appetite For Destruction

Inside a school district beef the pits community against education leaders . . .

"Several trail organizations have been working to preserve what they can. Even MidAmerica Regional Council is involved in the trails project and acknowledges how important this link actually is. Just off school district property there are still actual swales. You can’t get more authentic than that; but apparently the superintendent isn’t concerned. To him it’s an empty building he doesn’t want to think about anymore.

"He professes to believe the trails are important and says he would like to incorporate the district’s and community’s history into the curriculum to help students learn about that importance and how lucky they are to be living right here. Now he’s trying to sell off an important piece of it all. That just goes to show words are meaningless."

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South Kansas City Advocates: Hickman Mills Superintendent Strikes Again