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25 years ago: School officials questioned on land purchase

December 4, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 4, 1986:

Lawrence school administrators were facing questions after their recent purchase of 50 acres about a mile west of the intersection of 15th Street and Wakarusa Drive. The land had been referred to as a possible secondary school site, but officials were saying that a decision on what kind of school would be built there was still several years away. Predictions showed increases in junior and senior high school enrollment. Lawrence currently had the second highest high school enrollment in the state, after Shawnee Mission West. Supt. Dan Neuenswander said that any secondary school would be so expensive that Lawrence voters would eventually be facing another bond election.

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