Kalamazoo (Mich.) school board OKs $3.5 million in construction contracts

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education has approved $2.6 million in contracts to build an auxiliary gym at Kalamazoo Central High School and almost $900,000 in contracts to update Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary School.

The contracts were part of the consent agenda at the board's Monday meeting.

"Central is the largest school in its athletic conference and the only school in the conference without a second gym," KPS Superintendent Michael Rice said.

Meanwhile, the Parkwood-Upjohn renovations will include widening the sidewalk on Park Street; installing barrier-free access at exterior stoops; replacing windows and exterior doors throughout the building; and replacing site lighting.

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