Demolition began Thursday morning on the E Building at Van Horn High School. The standalone is off the north side of Van Horn and is being removed to make way for parking as Independence Schools will add several academy classrooms and a new gymnasium to Van Horn. The project is one of several made possible by April's voter-approved $38 million bond issue. The district had a ceremonial groundbreaking last month for a new elementary school at 31st Street and Hardy Avenue, scheduled to open two years from now, and fences are up for additions and renovation projects at both Truman and William Chrisman high schools. [Photo courtesy of Jana Corrie]