ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis public school officials say a $150 million renovation project for the district's schools will start in May.
The project was made possible after voters approved Proposition S in May. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday that the money will pay for such things as fixing roofs, building science labs, improving playgrounds and removing lead paint. The $150 million is expected to pay for about one-third of all the repairs needed in the district's 74 schools.
Roger CayCe, the district's executive director of operations, says the first phase of the work is scheduled to be finished by the fall. The next two phases, which include upgrading restrooms, electrical systems and libraries, is scheduled to be done by October 2013.
Information from: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com
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