High winds blew the roof off of Haviland, Kansas grade school on Tuesday afternoon, while classes were still in session. No students were hurt, the principal said. Winds in the area reached speeds up to 47 miles per hour.
Wichita State University President John Bardo accepted the Student Fees Budget, cutting The Sunflower's budget by $25,000. To make up the difference, he said $25,000 in print and online advertising will be offered to the student newspaper.
The statewide graduation rate for Kansas in 2017 was 86.9 percent. At high schools in the Wichita area, however, graduation rates ranged from 65.4 percent at Wichita Southeast to 98.3 percent at Maize South.
About 4,100 Wichita students will spend part of their school day at Intrust Bank Arena on Wednesday, watching the free open practice day and potentially raising the city's profile with NCAA Tournament officials.
Wichita students wanting to walk out of class to protest school violence are being urged to rally at lunchtime instead. Some other districts have arranged supervision for students during the #ENOUGH walkout, planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday.