Matt Godinez grew up ?on the wrong side of town? in Chanute. Now, as executive director of the Chanute Regional Development Authority, Godinez understands how school facilities impact a community.
?The cohesiveness has been great,? Godinez said of Chanute?s transitioning from four elementary schools to a single site. ?I?ve seen a lot more kids coming together and it evens the playing field, no matter what part of town you are from.?
That applies to the business community, too, he said.