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Norfolk school district considers renovation projects


A Siouxland School District is going forward with numerous major renovation projects, and school officials say they won't put any additional financial burden on their tax base.

The Norfolk Public School district is planning some type of renovation to almost all of their buildings over the next five years. Monday, the Norfolk School Board approved the use of qualified capital purpose undertaking funds for numerous projects that school officials said will be split up into two phases.

School officials said the first phase of projects will utilize the approximately $2 million in QCPUF bonds that the district has left in its budget. They said that money will go towards some HVAC upgrades at the high school, the Carson Theatre, Jefferson Elementary as well as some heat pump replacements at the middle school, and a number of roof projects in the district.  The district will also look into demolishing the old Junior College building on Philip Avenue.

From there, the district has some more long-term goals. School officials said they'd like to take out additional QCPUF bonds and pursue a renovation project that would allow for the relocation of their alternative ed program.

Despite the number of projects and a projected total price well into the millions, school finance leaders said due to the recent refinance of the district's existing bonds, all of these renovation projects will be possible without the need for additional property tax money.

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