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Officials get walk-through of nearly completed schools


February 12, 2020

JOSH DARWOOD, right, Sweet Home School District facilities director, leads district staff and School Board members through a hallway in the process of being completed at Sweet Home Junior High Monday, Feb. 10. FOR MORE PHOTOS, SEE OUR PHOTO GALLERY:

Sweet Home School Board members got to see two elementary school construction projects that were basically finished, and a junior high project in which major construction is just about wrapped up, during a tour Monday afternoon.

The Sweet Home School District, with contractor Gerding Builders, remodeled Holley and Foster elementary schools last summer with a pair of $1.5 million seismic upgrade grants from the state government .

With a $4 million bond that district officials guaranteed would not change the district's property tax rate, the district received a matching $4 million grant fro...

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