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Barnum board overturns vote on building improvements

The Barnum school board voted against proceeding with the $8.32 million in proposed projects at the regular meeting of the board on Tuesday, March 15.

Board member Paul Coughlin pointed out during the meeting that the board had approved, 4-3, to proceed with the projects back in December but, for “due diligence,” had to vote once again about proceeding with the projects and with selling bonds to finance the projects.

The projects consisted of replacing a cooler in the elementary school, indoor air quality improvements, and a roof replacement on the 1989 section of the elementary school.

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