March 26, 2014 10:14 PM

Thacher School gets reprieve from Kansas City school board

The administration had recommended that the vacant, fire-damaged school at Independence and Quincy avenues be razed to open more room for outdoor programming and parking for a remodeled Northeast Middle School that will open in August. But enough board members were swayed by impassioned pleas from some residents in the Northeast community to give the save-Thacher movement time to seek out reuse ideas and find a developer.

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