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News items come from the U.S. Department of Educations's National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF).

Marty Walsh to Unveil $2B Capitol Plan
-- Dan Atkinson, Boston Herald

Massachusetts: April 13, 2017 -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh will present a more than $2 billion capital plan today, with half the budget going to school building improvements and another $700 million invested in transportation projects.

School board approves Berg construction documents
-- Justin Jagler, Newton Daily News

Iowa: April 12, 2017 -- Construction documents for the new Berg Middle School were approved Monday at the Newton Community School District Board meeting.

Gibbs renovation projections are $2 million over budget
-- Bram Berkowizt, Wicked Local

Virginia: April 11, 2017 -- The cost for the Gibbs School renovation is now being projected at $27 million, $2 million more than the debt exclusion voters approved for the project back in June 2016.

School Board set to vote on Rockridge Elementary
-- Jana Hollingsworth, Duluth News Tribune

Minnesota: April 11, 2017 -- The former Rockridge Elementary in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood moves a step closer to becoming the home of Woodland Hills Academy next week if the Duluth School Board approves a design services contract.

House, Senate far apart on school construction
-- Lloyd Dunkelberger, News Service of Florida

Florida: April 11, 2017 -- As Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet approved the sale Tuesday of up to $233 million in education construction bonds, the question remains whether lawmakers will follow through on a second year of borrowing to fund building projects in the public-school, state-college and university systems.

Construction Begins on New Jenison School Building
-- Mary Ellen Murphy, WHTC

Michigan: April 11, 2017 -- Construction began Monday, April 10, on a new school in the Jenison Public School District.

Chesapeake City Council approves funding for Hickory Middle School addition, other capital projects
-- Victoria Bourne, The Virginia Pilot

Virginia: April 11, 2017 -- The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a series of requests from the School Board that will provide more money for school capital projects.

New Spring ISD Attendance Zones Ease Crowding Set School Feeder Pattern Paths
-- Vanessa Holt, Community Impact Newspaper

Texas: April 11, 2017 -- The Spring ISD board of trustees approved new attendance zone boundaries at its March 21 board meeting to provide relief for overcrowded schools and to plan for the new school buildings that will open in 2020.

School construction funding bill passes IN House, Senate
-- Katie Bauer, Wave 3 News

Indiana: April 11, 2017 -- A bill that would give Indiana schools more flexibility when it comes to funding construction projects is one step closer to becoming law.

Tayor school board votes to close Kennedy High School
-- David Herndon, News Herald

Michigan: April 11, 2017 -- Two weeks after deciding to save Kennedy High School, the Taylor Board of Education has reconsidered and now will close the school.

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