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Renovations and repairs

Thursday, August 2, 2012

East Prairie R-2 Superintendent Scott Downing looks over the new football stadium bleachers installed over the summer. The project is one of several repairs and renovations being done this summer as part of the $1.5 million bond issue approved by voters in April.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
Bond funds improvements to East Prairie schools


EAST PRAIRIE -- When classes resume later this month, East Prairie R-2 students will return to a cooler campus -- literally.

"These schools are the community, and we take pride in that," said East Prairie R-2 Superintendent Scott Downing.

Throughout the summer, renovations and repairs have taken place at all buildings in the district. Among those was installing air conditioning for the first time at some facilities and replacing older units that were well past their life expectancies in other buildings.

Downing noted now all of the facilities in the district are air conditioned.

In April, a $1.5 million bond issue was passed with over a 90-percent voter approval to fund renovations and repairs without increasing the district's current debt service property tax levy.

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