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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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Construction in progress at Fayette County Schools (Ky.)

Costs can rise, and, because of a number of uncontrollable factors, completion dates are moving targets. Mary Todd, Tates Creek Middle, Cardinal Valley and Clays Mill all had 2012 completion dates.

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West York (Pa.) refines high school expansion plans

The four items on the list are proposed locker rooms below the gym area that have access directly outside to the stadium, a bleacher area at one end of the basketball court in the new gym, a fitness area for cardio equipment and two classrooms.

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Baltimore, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties demand more school construction money

In a separate statement all three county executives also argued that starting to revitalize schools in those areas will benefit the largest percentage of public school students.

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Kramer construction, selling old high school site top priorities to TSD (Ohio) in 2014

Talawanda School District leadership remains the same for 2014 and it wants to keep the district on the same path as in the past few years.

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Troubles ahead for new school design, construction in North Carolina

A motion for the allocation of funds for the design and construction of three schools did not pass after heated discussions about costs, design process and county input.

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Mendham (N.J.) school district cashes in on state construction funding

The grants are for 40 percent of the projected overall costs for the improvements and construction must still be approved by the Board of Education

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Okoboji (Iowa) to finalize high school entrance construction plans

The current layout allows students to enter and exit through a set of doors on the east side with another set adjacent to the main doors, creating a bit of confusion for visitors.

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