The taxpayers in the area of the Kansas City School District that is to go to Independence paid taxes to have the school buildings in their community built in the first place (6/28, Local, “Tug of war is not over; A restraining order could delay the transfer of seven school buildings”).
These buildings belong to the people — the taxpayers — who live there. Now Kansas City wants to sell them to the residents who paid for them in the first place and are the true owners. The school board is given the use of them only to conduct public school.
It sounds strange that the people in the area should have to pay again for something they already paid for.