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Mars Area school board looking into small construction projects

The school board Tuesday authorized Mr. Pettigrew to get cost estimates for a small parking lot, a field that could be used for soccer or lacrosse practices, and a metal storage building.

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Casper (Wyo.) high schools break ground for new construction

Years of planning for construction and renovation at two Casper high schools culminated in back-to-back groundbreaking ceremonies this past week, marking a move from planning to action for a school district overseeing more than $200 million in projects for the two schools.

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Construction begins on new Danbury (Conn.) magnet school

Construction is set to begin immediately on the building, which school officials say will be designed to prepare more students for the challenges that lie ahead in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, the theme of the new magnet school.

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Ohio district meeting moves construction forward, draws BLEA protesters

Board members voted to approve a guaranteed maximum price of $4,168,199 to be paid to Hammond Construction to complete the project. The figure includes $3,865,745 to cover subcontracted work, $155,832 for construction personnel costs, and Hammond's fee of $53,491.

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Rep. Elizabeth Esty's Sandy Hook Elementary School construction amendment blocked

The Democrat said in a statement Friday that she's "going to keep fighting to try and bring relief to Newtown and every community that has experienced unimaginable tragedy" and allow them to apply for federal funds to help cover construction costs.

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Bryan (Texas) school board revisiting bid process for construction project after local contractors raise objections

Proposals for a construction manager for the endeavor that will add space to an existing Rudder field house and gymnastics facility were sent out June 25. A four-person committee composed of district employees and a representative from PBK, an architectural firm with which the Bryan school district has a five-year contract, selected three companies out of the 12 submissions through a two-step process.

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School construction stops in N.H. district

With construction halted last week on the new elementary school and the building not expected to be ready for students until the end of October at the earliest, the School Board approved a relocation plan last night that sends about 110 Unity students in grades K-8 to Claremont to start the school year.

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Finding of bodies upsets Ignacio (Colo.) school construction

Though the bodies have been taken to Fort Lewis College for further study, very little is known about the dead, and everyone from professors at FLC to Ignacio School District officials has been publicly keeping mum about the origin of the bodies, perhaps out of respect for Native American views of death and wariness of the might of the Southern Ute Tribe.

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Northampton Area (Pa.) lays out traffic plan for middle school construction

The improvements are part of the construction of a middle school on the grounds of the old Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School satellite campus.
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Supporters thrilled as Johnston (Iowa) School voters approve $41 million referendum

The measure requires approval by 60 percent of voters in order to pass; the measure received 66 percent approval to 34 percent no votes. According to unofficial vote totals from the Polk County Election Office, the measure received 3,599 yes votes to 1,852 votes against.

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