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Old 03-04-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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Homeless students make up nearly 12 percent of the Kansas City Missouri School District's enrollment.

It's a growing problem in Kansas City, that continues to get worse.

Now, there's an idea on the table to turn some of those schools the district plans to close into shelters.

As Kansas City's school board prepares to announce which school buildings will close, a discussion is opening over what to do with these buildings.

"We have about bout 2000 out of 17,000 kids are homeless in Kansas City Missouri schools, said Rose Marie Bell, a school board candidate.

"Why can't we redevelop these buildings for our children so they can have a safe and secure place to live so they can learn, they can go to school."




The Coming Economic Depression: Vacant Schools to Be Turned Into Homeless Shelters
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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What the article really says is that families are homeless not just the children. That is not surprisig and it a good idea to use the buildings.Hope the people feel the same way to donate the money needed. There is a problem in many cities during normal times.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Might as well put vacant buldings to use. Let the homeless move in.
Anything beats living on the streets.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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I should also mention that i can relate to a popit as my father had to quite school in the 8th grade to go to work whne his father died;in order to support his mother and sisyers. There was no welfare;section 8 or other assitance available. As yhe said you growup quickly with that respeonsibilty.Seems strange that that help isn;t avilable to thsoe famlies or homes for the parentless children to me. Make me wander about kansas; must be much different than where I live.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:29 PM
 
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I wonder who will be responsible for putting up the $$ to maintain the buildings? These buildings, though vacant, remain the property of the school districts. Will tax dollars be used?
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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I wonder who will be responsible for putting up the $$ to maintain the buildings? These buildings, though vacant, remain the property of the school districts. Will tax dollars be used?
There's at least going to be some relief for the homeless...

Kansas City closes 26 schools to meet $50 million budget shortfall


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Old 03-11-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Homeless students make up nearly 12 percent of the Kansas City Missouri School District's enrollment.

It's a growing problem in Kansas City, that continues to get worse.

Now, there's an idea on the table to turn some of those schools the district plans to close into shelters.

As Kansas City's school board prepares to announce which school buildings will close, a discussion is opening over what to do with these buildings.

"We have about bout 2000 out of 17,000 kids are homeless in Kansas City Missouri schools, said Rose Marie Bell, a school board candidate.

"Why can't we redevelop these buildings for our children so they can have a safe and secure place to live so they can learn, they can go to school."




The Coming Economic Depression: Vacant Schools to Be Turned Into Homeless Shelters
You cannot even go to school down here unless you have an address and can prove residency in the Cobb County School District. There is no way a homeless kid could go to school here which is kind of funny because the law requires it if the kid is under 16.
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