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Final Chapter for McCune Attendance Center

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One Southeast Kansas school says goodbye to it's students for the summer, and goodbye to it's building forever.

McCune Attendance held it's final day of classes Tuesday. Next year the students will be returning to school at a different location. After a 57 year long run, the remaining 37 students and 4 teachers will not return to McCune Attendance Center.

For 11 years Missy Johnson has taught 1st grade.

"It's a family were a family I actually enjoy coming to work every day, seeing my coworkers and my student, and were all going different direction so that's going to be the hardest part," Johnson said.

Sunny Hedges lives next door to the school, she has one child attending McCune. Her other children attend other schools in the district.

"It's convenient for all of us to go to school here instead of bused out," Hedges said.

She's worried the school will no longer serve as a tornado shelter.

"There's multiple purposes not just for school I mean when we have tornado warning the whole community goes there," Hedges said.

A Facebook page called "Save McCune School" says USD 504 Oswego will send delegation to meet with USD 247 Southeast Cherokee about transferring the McCune Attendance Center, and all adjacent property to USD 504.

"It's worth saving there's plenty of kids that will go to it," Hedges said.

The Superintendent tells us it's not even in the realm of possibilities McCune Attendance Center would switch districts.

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