Final Buildings in Red Plan Get the Go Ahead

By KBJR News 1

Final Buildings in Red Plan Get the Go Ahead

April 13, 2012 Updated Apr 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Congdon and Myers–Wilkins Elementary school construction plans will move forward, now that the Minnesota Department of Education has issued a positive review and comment.

The construction plans were approved despite a current and former school board member sending a letter to the Education Department asking officials to deny the approval.

Art Johnston and Gary Glass believe the Duluth School district did not disclose all the financial information and that millions of dollars were added to projects.

Both projects will provide the schools with modern classrooms, media centers and kitchens; up-to-date safety and security features, better handicap accessibility and configurations to allow for community use before and after school, among other updates.

Construction is expected to begin later this summer.

Both schools are scheduled to be completed by 2013 in September.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns