Two Topeka Schools May Close, Board Seeks Input

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A proposal within a $57 million dollar bond issue voters approved, could close down two Topeka area elementary schools depending on public input.

The Seaman USD 345 School Board will hold a public comment session at 6:30 pm February 10th, to hear the community's opinion on its plans to close rochester and pleasant hill elementary schools.

The bond passed in April, funds construction of a new middle school and renovation of current middle and elementary schools to make space for the Rochester and Pleasant Hill students.

The district's Superintendent Mike Matthes calls the move progressive.

Seaman school district voters passed the bond issue with a 66% percent majority.