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Four schools plan repairs with state grant money


November 19, 2009

Four schools in the county are shaping up with some repairs this spring after being awarded state grants.

Colton will replace its gym bleachers; Palouse will make repairs on its 1965 elementary school wing; Oakesdale will get a new roof on its 1957 building and St. John will replace parts of its boiler.

The schools all applied for the state’s small repair grant program and were awarded funds, along with a total of 39 other school districts around the state. A total of 120 districts applied for the $3 million with an award cap of $100,000 per district.

Palouse has selected an architect,...

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