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$27.4 M school construction referendum in Secaucus called necessary for growing student body

Secaucus High School, also located at 11 Mill Ridge Road, is now attended by 585 9th to 12th graders and it too would undergo extensive renovation and change of use under the plan.

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Sheboygan Area School District (Wisc.) seeks bids for Cooper school expansion project

The project will be funded with money set aside from two years ago for future expansion, said Coordinator of Facilities Services Dave Albright. There is $500,000 currently in that fund.

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Oklahoma school storm shelter petition lacking 160,000 signatures

According to the organization “Take Shelter Oklahoma,” they’ve collected about 75,000 signatures so far but they need 160,000. They want to use a $500 million bond to fund storm shelter construction in schools across the state.

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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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