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School Building Renovations Planned This Summer


A number of state-funded building renovations are planned this summer in the second-largest school district in Massachusetts.

$17 million in renovations are planned at 15 school buildings in Springfield. Eighty percent of the funds will come from the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

Superintendent of schools Dan Warwick said this summer’s work continues a master construction plan to repair or replace buildings in Springfield where the average age of schools is 55.

"We've been the most aggressive getting projects funded by MSBA, $650 million in the last 10 years, that's more than Boston," Warwick said.

The scope of work planned this summer includes new windows, doors, and roofs, and at one school replacing a 65-year old gymnasium floor.

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