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updated: 7/25/2014 6:57 PM

Elk Grove Dist. 59 board approves early learning center

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Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 is moving forward with plans to construct a 55,000-square-foot early childhood learning center addition on the east side of Holmes Junior High School in Mount Prospect.

The school board this week voted to authorize the project. The building would have 20 classrooms, an indoor play area, an outdoor play/courtyard and sensory gardens.

The board plans to pay for project, estimated to cost about $14 million, by borrowing funds. The board may issue up to $19.8 million in general obligation bonds to pay for the learning center and other projects.

The school would serve preschoolers from throughout the district, which includes portions of Elk Grove Village, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Mount Prospect.

It is targeted for opening in August 2015.

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