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District Cuts Projects to Save Money

District Cuts Projects to Save Money



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- After announcing last week it was $40 million over budget on construction and renovation projects, the Ogden School District says it's cutting projects to save money.

The school board passed a revised building plan that they say will save $23 million.

Two building projects are being deferred. Those are construction of the district campus elementary school, which should save $11.4 million. And the board voted to hold off on the renovation of Ogden High School's science rooms. That cut another $11.8 million.

Voters approved $95.3 million last June for construction and renovation plans to fix the district's aging school buildings.

But district officials announced the plans were over budget. They say the shortfall is due to increases in construction costs.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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