March 21, 2014 11:35 PM

In Gardner, a big mess for a growing school district

Twenty years ago, fewer than 3,500 lived in this town some 30 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City. But now with a population in excess of 20,000 and a new rail intermodal hub expected to spur even more growth, Gardner is not the place it once was. And that may be behind some of the recent problems.

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