Wanna hear my rap?

February 28, 2009 | 12:00 p.m. CST
Kolby Hayes, 7, left, a first-grader at Dogwood Elementary School in Kearney, tells Superintendent Chris Belcher about a rap called “When I’m kind” that he is writing in class. Belcher emphasizes the direct, personal contact with students and staff, and he tries to visit at least one of the schools in his district every day.

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