Boston to spend $2 billion to renovate public schools – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a $2 billion project on Thursday to improve facilities at Boston Public Schools.

It will include upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, toilets and water fountains. It also includes the construction of other facilities and outdoor learning spaces.

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“This work will impact the school community of all Boston public schools. These improvements are long overdue. Decades of delay in many cases, and we often see the consequences of delayed maintenance, Wu said.

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The mayor made the announcement at McKinley Elementary and Technical High Schools in the South Ward. She was joined by Boston Public School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, Jeri Robinson, chair of the superintendent school committee, and Jessica Tang, president of the Boston Teachers Union.

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“This is an opportunity to make a down payment on the promises the City of Boston is making to our Boston children,” Cassellius said. “And they deserve nothing less.”

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