Back-to-school construction projects

Back-to-school construction projects

Photo Gallery: Rockford district in Illinois spending $58 million to rebuild all four of its high schools

The beginning of the school year brings new construction projects in many districts, including Rockford Public Schools in Illinois and North Shore Central School District in New York.

At Rockford Public Schools, a district of 28,000 students in Illinois, all four of the district’s high schools were under heavy construction over the summer that will continue throughout the school year.

The district is spending $58 million on the high school projects, which include field house and cafeteria additions, HVAC upgrades and auditorium renovations.

The projects are funded in part by a $139 million bond referendum that voters approved in November 2012.