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KC neighbors hope to save Thacher School

The century-old Thacher Elementary School, next to Northeast Middle School, is boarded up and fire damaged. Kansas City Public Schools would prefer that it be razed and the ground be used for fields and parking after the middle school reopens this fall, but it gave neighbors six months to find a developer and a viable plan.

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Mr. Rudy recognized as state bus driver of year

Lee’s Summit district bus driver Rudy Rhodes recognized as Missouri’s driver of the year. He started the Book Buddies program at Prairie View Elementary School where he and other drivers spend time with the students weekly on a rotating basis.

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