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Decatur’s (Ala.) state of schools, five year strategic construction plan

Nichols says the system has spent the past year working on a strategic proposal called the ’2020 Plan’. During that time he says community involvement played a large role as nearly 1,000 community members provided feedback and suggestions.

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Pre-Civil War graveyard discovered at Manassas-Area School (Va.) construction site

The graves were found about 1,900 feet south of the intersection of Hoadly Road and Independence Drive near Dale City in the Manassas-area of the county, said Phil Kavits, director of communications for Prince William County Public Schools.

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Construction of arts and athletics center to begin at Montrose School (Mass.)

Jennifer Schiller, director of institutional advancement at the Montrose School, said the building—slated to be completed in the late summer of 2014—will be used for concerts, musicals, and theater performances as well as sporting events.

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Duran talks about Trenton school repairs as school year dawns

The district is leveraging technology as a teaching tool and ordering new computers and iPads for teachers and students. Books and supplies seem to have been ordered and delivered, ready for students to use them on Day One.

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Renovations, regulations contribute to high cost of school buildings in S.C.

The projects vary widely in terms of overall cost, and all of the bids except for Charleston Progressive Academy came in at or under initial budget estimates. Still, one pattern that has emerged is that schools cost more to build than they once did.

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As Carson City students return to school, they’ll see construction zones

Funds from the 2010 rollover bond were committed to creating single-point entryways at every school in the district in an effort to make them more secure. However, the decision wasn’t made until April, putting workers in a time crunch, said Keith Shaffer, projects manager for the district.

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$300 million-plus in school construction underway in Lower Bucks County (Pa.)

These are buildings constructed way before today’s energy-efficiency standards, when a library was mainly a place to store books, newspapers and magazines, and cloud computing, Wi-Fi networks and e-books hadn’t even been invented.

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Construction in works for local school N.C. systems

Thanks to the $147 million in Base Realignment and Closure funds received recently by the Huntsville, Madison and Madison County school districts, new and renovated schools will reshape learning opportunities for local school children for years to come.

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West Fargo (N.D.) moves forward on financing another elementary school

The board unanimously approved resolutions to use part of the district’s building fund levy to issue bonds to pay for the school; apply for a state school construction loan; and allow the district to reimburse itself for costs tied to construction (such as initial architectural work) taken on before bonds are issued.

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Construction underway at W.Va.'s first inter-county school

That experiment includes the building of a brand new facility that will house the consolidation of two elementary schools, but this experiment is testing more than just new efficiencies.

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