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Schools’ Infrastructure Wish List

By Michele McNeil — December 15, 2008 1 min read
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School administrators have identified about $11 billion in ready-to-go construction projects should Congress pass a federal stimulus package focused on infrastructure.

The survey of nearly 800 administrators in 48 states, conducted by the American Association of School Administrators and released today, found that school districts also want to use one-time money for instructional materials—particularly classroom technology.

Missouri and Illinois identified the most projects, at 244 and 103 respectively, while Louisiana and New Mexico didn’t report any ready-to-go projects.

But when and if schools will get to fulfill these wishes is another story. Congress—and governors—are working on laying the groundwork for a stimulus package so it’s ready when President-elect Obama takes office.

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