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Civil Engineers Give Schools D-Plus Infrastructure Grade

By Denisa R. Superville — March 21, 2017 1 min read
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The American Society of Civil Engineers has given public schools a D-plus in its report card on the nation’s infrastructure.

Among the findings, released this month: Nearly a quarter of permanent public school buildings were in fair or poor condition; in more than 30 percent of public school facilities, windows, plumbing, and HVAC systems were in fair or poor condition; and 53 percent of public schools need to make repairs, renovations, or upgrades to be in good condition.

The report estimates that spending on public school facilities falls short by about $38 billion annually.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 22, 2017 edition of Education Week as Civil Engineers Give Schools D-Plus Infrastructure Grade

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