Kansas City board approves plan to nearly halve number of schools

03/11/2010 | USA Today · Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

The Kansas City, Mo., school board approved a consolidation plan that includes the closure of nearly 30 of the district's 61 schools, the elimination of 700 jobs -- including 285 teacher positions -- and the sale of the district's central office. District Superintendent John Covington created the plan to adjust to declining enrollment and cover a $50 million budget shortfall. "We've tried to spread our resources over far too many schools," Covington said.

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