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Kalamazoo Public Schools triggers summer building boom


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Supt. Michael Rice says the school district has been busy all summer getting schools ready for fall classes.

He says they are rebuilding Washington Writers Academy, renovating Woodward and Maple St. Magnet schools and adding a second gym to Kalamazoo Central, in addition to a number of smaller projects.

They are building new playgrounds and replacing boilers.

Dr. Rice says the last time Kalamazoo schools were forced to do this much construction was to handle the baby boomers.

This time it’s the “Promise” that is driving the expansion.

He says its all being funded by local taxpayers who voted for capital improvement bonds.