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updated: 11/11/2013 9:39 AM

District 41 to vote on project to build new classrooms

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The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board is expected to decide Monday night whether to pursue a $15.6 million project to improve facilities.

The board will decide whether to seek bids on a plan to add four flexible classrooms each at Franklin, Lincoln, Churchill and Forest Glen schools. The target goal is to begin additions at Franklin and potentially Lincoln by summer of 2014, with completion of all the work over the next two or three summers.

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Officials are recommending approval of the schematic design for the project, including the construction timeline, to allow the administration to solicit bids for the construction of classrooms at Franklin and Lincoln. Bids will be due to the district in January with presentation to the board for approval in March.

The second phase of the proposed facilities plan, at this point still in the concept phase, calls for building a new elementary school. That phase would require voter approval of a referendum question and a timeline has not yet been determined.

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