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Wichita School Board Sells Surplus Property Near Jackson Elementary

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The Wichita School Board has approved the sale of property near Jackson Elementary in the northeast part of the city.

The board unanimously voted Monday to sell off the 17.5 acres of land near 29th & Woodlawn.

"We had that piece of property for many years before we even built Jackson, and through the years we've sold off pieces of the property before to a couple of churches so that areas in the neighborhood could also use the property that we are not using," says USD 259 spokeswoman Susan Arensman.

The surplus property sold for $750,000 to investor Sudha Tokala. The board earlier this month approved the sale of the former Metro Meridian school for $275,000.

Other properties for sale include Blackbear Bosen Academy; for auction are the old Metro Boulevard school building and Longfellow Elementary School.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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