In the end, the right thing got done.
The City of Jefferson agreed last week to give the old library to the Jefferson City School System. The facility is part of the school campus and it only makes sense that the facility should be used by the schools.
In fact, the library sits on land the school system donated to the city in 1991 when the library was built.
So why did the matter become so controversial? Why did the city at first insist the school system pay $400,000 for the building, money that would have come out of the pockets of city taxpayers who support both governments?
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