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Homewood schools will get air quality improvements, new classrooms

The District 153 school board agreed to spend approximately $8.2 million to make needed improvements at Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools. A portion of the work will be paid for with federal pandemic funds.

At the board's meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, the finance and property committee outlined the work for the aging buildings. Alex Bosch, chair of the committee, said the work will fall into three categories.

  1. Air quality: HVAC work in each of the schools estimated at $4.2 million, with $1.2 million of that covered by federal dollars. This will improve . . .

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