In your recent editorial calling for an expedited ruling on the Kansas City/Independence school property issue, you stated, “the Kansas City district deserves to be fairly compensated.”
My response: Why?
For 50-plus years, the Kansas City School District demonstrated contempt for its eastern taxpayers, channeling precious little of the taxes paid by them back into the eastern schools. Five of the schools were originally given to the district; not one was maintained. Such willful neglect, in part, created last November’s mandate.
Kansas City continues to waste tax dollars in its error-filled attempt to squash the people’s will, while arrogantly using its defeat at the polls as a money-grubbing opportunity — at no time mentioning serving kids, families, or neighborhoods in its arguments.
For this, you think they deserve compensation?