Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser unveiled a proposal this week that calls for borrowing $100 million to finance infrastructure improvements and security measures around the city’s schools.

The Schools First initiative would pay for upgrading sidewalks, roads and other  initiatives around the city’s 260 schools with the goal of improving education. “By providing a safe and pleasant environment for kids to walk to school, this initiative will also improve the community quality of life as a whole,” a statement on the proposal read.

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