Cleveland approves $200 million school construction plan

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Cleveland school board on Tuesday said they will back a $200 million extension of the city's 13-year school construction plan that would overhaul 20 existing schools or replace them with new buildings, as well as repair and "refresh" 23 others.

If voters approve taxes for the plan in November, the district would build a new school campus for John F. Kennedy High School on the southeast side of the city, renovate or rebuild Lincoln-West High School on the near West Side and either build a new West Side high school or create a few new small high school options on that side of the city.

The state would contribute to construction beyond the $200 million that the district will ask city property owners to pay, but that amount is not clear yet.

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