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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Relief in the Pipeline for Ft. Riley School Kids

  • May 16, 2011
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With enrollment up 40 percent in the public school district serving families stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., conditions are cramped in a number of buildings, particularly Fort Riley Elementary, where enrollment has more than doubled in the past year.

The district financed the construction of two schools since the BRAC recommendations came out in 2005, but there still is a shortfall. A new grade school is scheduled to be built on post, however, after a “brave” military spouse complained about the overcrowded schools to Defense Secretary Robert Gates during a town hall last year.

Read, or listen to, the segment on NPR.

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