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DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- Officials at Draper Elementary School have a million-dollar question.

What do they do with an original Norman Rockwell painting that's hanging in the elementary school's library?

The Rockwell painting is of Ichabod Crane, the character in Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

It was purchased in 1951 for $800 by junior high students who raised the money through a bake sale. The director of an art museum in Utah County says it could be worth more than $1 million.

He says that could fund a lot of art programs in the school district. Others wonder whether elementary school students can really appreciate the value of an original painting.

Others contend that the Rockwell belongs to the students and the Draper community.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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