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Make sure school land price is fair

Given USD 259's financial challenges, it makes sense for it to consider selling some land on the Northwest High School campus along 13th and Tyler. Even if it sells 12 acres — which is the proposal before the Wichita school board tonight, as part of a joint deal to purchase land for a new southeast Wichita high school — there still will be plenty of open land around the high school. But the district and school board need to make sure they are getting a fair price. Several Wichita commercial Realtors told The Eagle that the sales price of the land was low.