Construction Watch

Napa district to build tech center

The California district will convert an existing building into a new 15,500-square foot tech center by gutting the inside while maintaining the 1920s exterior.

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Plans for continuing Cleveland's $1 billion construction project

The district will have its new plan for closing, consolidating, adding or building new schools - as well as a plan to pay for it - available for public review by March 11.

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Pa. board approved $85m voter referendum for high school project

The State College Area, Pa. board passed two resolutions at its meeting to move toward a high school project referendum, setting the referendum amount at $85 million and approving the wording of the question that will appear on the ballot.

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$100M for Newark school construction waits for approval

The Newark superintendent announced the state had committed $100 million to repair the district’s dilapidated buildings.

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FEMA grants $20 million to rebuild schools destroyed in Texas blast

FEMA has awarded the West ISD a $20 million grant to rebuild the high school and middle school that were completely destroyed in the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.

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Maryland gubernatorial candidate supports school construction push

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, seeking Democratic nomination, says the portable classrooms, leaky roofs and inadequate bathrooms cited as issues at many aging schools are not hallmarks of the best education system in the nation, but rather symbols of a system that serves some and not others.

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Fast-growing Seattle-area school districts seek more money from voters

Two big Eastside school districts with swelling enrollments — Bellevue and Lake Washington — are seeking well over $1 billion between them on next week’s special ballot to build new schools.

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Meridian (Ill.) moves ahead with high school construction plans

Superintendent Dan Brue said construction bids will go out between April and June, and ground will be broken within a month of a contractor being chosen.

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Decades-old weapons cache discovered at school construction site

Construction workers preparing to build a new classroom at a school in northern Israel discovered a large underground weapons cache on Monday that included 50 decades-old guns and grenades described as having survived in pristine condition.

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

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.

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