Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2004

Balloon launch celebrates future school construction

Students, community members attend balloon launch at site of new middle school

November 18, 2004

Tuesday afternoon, a balloon launch was held on the district's 80 acres to celebrate the passing of the school bond issue.

At the 80-acre site, located just east of the intersection of Pleasant and Washington streets, a middle school for grades five through eight will be built.

This was part of a $25.3 million construction plan, which also includes work at the existing grade school and high school.

Here's what Tonganoxie mayor Dave Taylor had to say when he addressed the 200 gathered for the balloon launch:

"As we move into the 21st century, things are moving forward. We have a new sewer plant and recently, I signed the contract with the Kansas City Kan., Board of Public Utilities to relieve our water problems in the near future.

"We are the second fastest growing city in Kansas. With this growth, it is our responsibility to make sure no child is life behind because of overcrowding. With this new school, our community is dedicated to our youth."

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