MV decries wind farm split

Marmaton Valley school district officials asked county commissioners to reconsider the way they divided recent wind farm payments to schools. Most of the wind turbines are located in the area, but the district is getting just 20% of the funds.

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April 28, 2021 - 9:53 AM

Kim Ensminger, USD 256 superintendent, along with board member Bob Rhodes, share concerns with commissioners about how wind farm dollars are being distributed to area schools. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Marmaton Valley isn’t happy about the distribution of recent wind farm payments to schools.

Kim Ensminger, USD 256 superintendent, along with board member Bob Rhodes, shared their concerns with commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting.

“I’m expressing what the community feels,” she said.

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