The site work is completed for the classroom addition at Churchill School, but work is delayed due to an operating engineers strike. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
Education, Local News

District 153 construction work underway

Homewood schools staff and outside contractors have been working on the first half of the $9.4 million in improvements to Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools in Homewood.

The school board approved a number of improvements to update the aging buildings, dating to the 1950s and 1960s.

The board sold $8.2 million in bonds to finance the work and is using $1.2 million in pandemic relief appropriated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for improvements to school buildings.

District 153 crews were happy to see the new . . .

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