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The Kansan
September 23, 1923

FUND SURPLUS PAY$ FOR MEXICAN SCHOOL

$7,000, BUT TAXPAYERS ARE NOT BURDENED

Kansas City has a school which was built with no expense to the taxpayers.

The school built under those unusual circumstances is the Mexican school, Twenty-fifth street and Cheyenne avenue, completed during the summer.

The cost of the building, estimated at about $7,000, was paid by savings in the department of buildings and grounds or the board of education shop, Lawrence Browne, superintendent said.

Last year's budget gave that department a total of $140,000. Browne, however, was able to save $20,000 of that sum and the expense of the Mexican building was taken from that fund.

The building is white stucco, built in mission style - very appropriate for the Mexican students. Ninety are enrolled. Last year those children attended Emerson school. The building is in the heart of the Mexican settlement.

The majority of fathers of the students are employed by the Santa Fe railroad and families live in the "box car" district. For that reason many students give as their addresses: "Box car No. so and so."

There are three rooms with three teachers: Miss Miriam Cheney, Miss Irene Beazell, and Miss Rachel Wylie.