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La Salle Schools looking for state construction money

Posted by wlpo on March 16, 2011

Saying they’re running out of classroom space, La Salle Elementary officials are pursuing money for a new building.

The school board Tuesday night gave architects the green light to apply for A State School Construction Grant.

Superintendent Dan Marenda thinks the district has a good chance of being promised the money, though he stresses they’re in the early planning stages.

The building would be pre K through first grade, freeing up space at Northwest and Lincoln Schools.  It would allow them too close Jackson which Marenda says needs $1 million worth of work.

The building is estimated to cost $9.7 million with the school district responsible for $2.5 million.  That money would likely come from bonds.  Eventually, a referendum would have to be on the ballot.

A location has yet to be chosen.

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