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Maintenance crews work on levy projects during pandemic

The Columbian

BATTLE GROUND — While the pandemic continues, maintenance and operations crews at Battle Ground Public Schools have been busy completing levy-funded projects.

Projects completed or scheduled to start soon include the installation of new roofs at Amboy Middle School and on the B Building at the Lewisville campus. New carpet was installed at Prairie High School, replacing nearly 50-year-old flooring.

“Unfortunately, some maintenance projects get delayed when levies fail,” Kevin Jolma, Battle Ground Public Schools’ director of facilities and operations, said in a news release. “Many of the projects that are being completed now were scheduled for completion in previous years, but were delayed until now because of budget constraints.”

Other projects will update technology infrastructure, add new lighting systems to performance spaces and install covered play areas. The levy expires in 2021. A replacement levy — the educational programs and operations levy — will be on the Feb. 9, 2021, special election ballot.

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