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Warren Township High School, IL, approves $23 Million to fund capital improvements, including new roof, updated tennis courts.
The district has budgeted $750,000 each of the last three years to cover capital improvements, including redoing the pool and replacing carpets. But it’s just not enough, especially when facing expensive projects like a roof replacement, said Board President Thomas Drake. The biggest chunk would go toward the district’s solar projects, costing an estimated $7 million but potentially saving $350,000 in electricity costs annually moving forward. About $5 million would go toward replacing the roof at the Almond campus, according to the presentation. The new roof would also help reduce energy costs by improving insulation. Another $4.625 million would be used to pay off land purchases that are currently being paid out of regular operating funds, according to the presentation. Another $2.625 million has also been earmarked for other future projects, according to the presentation.