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Upgrades for Junior High, other schools on home stretch


November 20, 2019

WORK CONTINUES last week on the new gymnasium, which, along with the rest of the revamped building, is nearly ready for siding.

Sweet Home School District has spent about three-fourths of the $8 million raised by the $4 million bond approved by voters in 2017 and a state matching grant to upgrade Sweet Home Junior High, school board members learned Tuesday, Nov. 12, at their monthly meeting.

They also learned that work on the Junior High, and earthquake retrofitting and upgrades at Foster and Holley elementary schools, has progressed at a pretty similar pace.

Business Manager Kevin Strong told board members that of the $8,212,985 the district raised from bond proceeds, the state grant, sale of a manufactured home...

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