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Ceremony marks milestone in Massachusetts high school construction

One final steel beam was lifted by crane Tuesday morning and placed on top of what will soon be the new Greenfield High School — a sign, to the people standing on the ground below, that the project continues to go as planned.

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Fight over Crystal Lake (Ill.) bleachers may set law for school-city disputes

Crystal Lake is just the latest example of municipal and academic leaders butting heads over school construction projects.

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New building under construction for Indiana middle school students

The elementary schools serve kindergarten through eighth grade. The school board recently decided though that it's time that the nearly 320 seventh and eighth graders get a school of their own.

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Wells High School (Maine) $26.85 million construction project bond wins easy approval

The Wells High School building project will begin construction in 2014 on 81,000 square feet of new classroom space and 39,000 square feet of renovated space which includes the gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium.

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Springfield (Mass.) officials pursue 5-year program for new school roofs, windows and boilers

In all, the planned and proposed capital projects could total more than $50 million over a five-year period, and would defer any further roofing projects for 15 to 20 years, said Patrick J. Sullivan, the city’s director of buildings and facilities. Proposed projects include new roofs at 18 additional schools through 2016.

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Demolition begins at Sandy Hook Elementary School

The property, according to Reuters, has been barricaded to keep members of the public and media away. Security guards also are monitoring the site. Workers have reportedly signed confidentiality agreements banning them from discussing any aspects of the work.

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Sandy one year later: Some damaged schools still unable to sound the alarm

P.S. 207 is one of seven school buildings with a fire guard instead of a working alarm, and one of 30 schools with temporary boilers hooked up outside. These were supposed to be quick Band-Aids, to get kids and teachers back in the classrooms as soon as possible.

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Pot tax would boost Colo. school funds

Up to $40 million per year in future taxes could go to public school construction under the proposal, which is before Colorado voters in the Nov. 5 mail ballot election.

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Mayor, state officials praise Brockton’s (Mass.) share of $10 billion in school building

A ceremony today will mark the rehabilitation of eight schools in the city, which received aid from a state agency geared to oversee construction projects in schools across the state. Mayor Linda Balzotti and state Treasurer Steven Grossman will recognize the efforts by the Massachusetts Schools Building Authority, or MSBA, which has so far invested more than $103 million in Brockton schools.

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School construction tax effort gears up in Orange (Fla.)

After some reservations about how the district was spending construction money in the years since, Batchelor said he is back on board, impressed by the work of John Morris, the schools' facilities director since 2011.

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