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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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Judge validates Connecticut high school construction referendum

Superior Court Judge John W. Pickard cited Connecticut case law that counsels caution before a court chooses to exercise its power to vacate the results of an election out of fear of disenfranchising those who voted and because each election is a snapshot in time that cannot be duplicated.

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Secaucus (N.J.) voters OK $27 million school construction project in referendum

The plan calls for construction of an academic wing that includes 11 classrooms, a green lab and an administration office; and a physical education wing totaling approximately 58,870 square feet at the middle school and high school, which are attached on Mill Ridge Road.

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Beaverton (Ore.) parents ask questions about school district construction bond projects

If passed, it would be the largest bond measure in Oregon to date, but the district has said that it would not increase what property owners are already paying on school bonds. It will be on the May ballot.

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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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