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New jobs, maintenance budget included in possible fall South Milwaukee school referendum
-- Darryl Enriquez, Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin: April 18, 2018 -- A referendum to establish a building-maintenance budget, improve building safety and hire staff to deal with mental health and social issues is being considered by the school board.


Lipscomb lands $23M to fund new business school building
-- Nashville Post

Tennessee: April 17, 2018 -- Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry has announced the largest donation in institution history, a $23 million gift that will partially fund construction of a new business school building. The donors have asked to remain anonymous, according to a release.


Six aging Washington County elementary schools could be combined into three new ones
-- CJ Lovelace, Herald Media

Maryland: April 17, 2018 -- Six of the county's oldest elementary schools might be closed over the next decade to make way for three new prototype schools. Officials say the change would begin to address delays in Washington County Public Schools' school replacement.


Community feedback on school facilities released
-- Adam Sodders, Times-Republican

Iowa: April 17, 2018 -- The community's thoughts on Marshalltown Schools facilities were revealed at Monday's Marshalltown School Board meeting, with both positive comments and suggestions for improvements. “Essentially, we present a community with some questions about a specific topic,” said ThoughtExchange Professional Services Manager Steve Kux of a survey on district facilities and what goals should be set for future projects. “We conducted small conversations via our online engagement tool.”


West Side school set for a renovation
-- Shelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico: April 16, 2018 -- The recently approved designs for a local elementary school aren't just about aesthetics and functionality. The plans for Mary Ann Binford Elementary School are also focused on eliminating vulnerability at the school. The proposal was unanimously approved by the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education last week

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