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Plans underway to redevelop abandoned Kingsport school building
-- Elizabeth Kuebel, WJHL

Tennessee: May 22, 2018 -- Plans are in the works to redevelop an old, abandoned school building in Kingsport. The former Dickson Elementary school was shut down amid a major school facilities plan in the 1990's. Now, the city manager says, a private developer has plans to turn it into a planned residential development.


School Board OKs Asking Voters to Approve $27.7 Million in Bonds for Major Maintenance
-- Tim Ellis, KUAC

Alaska: May 22, 2018 -- The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board decided Monday to ask voters this fall to approve a $27.7 million bond package to pay for roof repairs and electrical upgrades to district facilities. The board also took one last look at next year’s $238 million district budget before considering final approval tonight.


Timing of bat study results could push back construction of flood replacement school by one year
-- Jeff Jenkins, Metro News

West Virginia: May 22, 2018 -- It’s possible site preparation for the construction of a new Herbert Hoover High School in Kanawha County won’t begin until November 2019. A pending bat study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could push the timbering of the site back by one year, state lawmakers were told Tuesday. The flooding committee, which was created by the legislature in the months following the June 2016 flood, got an update on school construction timelines from officials with the state School Building Authority.


APS to spend $39M to renovate four schools
-- Vanessa McCray, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia: May 22, 2018 -- The Atlanta school board approved construction management contracts totaling more than $39 million to renovate four schools.


Fruitport celebrates start of $48.7 million high school renovation
-- Emma Dale, Michigan Live

Michigan: May 22, 2018 -- While construction has already begun, the ground was officially broken for a three-year renovation project at Fruitport High School. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday, May 21 at Fruitport High School, located at 357 N. 6th Ave., to celebrate the renovation that is set to be completed by 2021.