Local schools face $12M maintenance shortfall

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By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — Local school buildings need at least $12 million in repairs right now, and that number could quadruple if the repairs are postponed much longer, say Eagle County School District officials.When the state slashed school funding beginning in 2010, the local school board was forced to cut $14 million and 90 jobs throughout three years. If a maintenance or replacement project could be postponed, it was, said Tessa Kirchner, who joined the board in 2008, just as the board began wrestling with what and whom to cut.The time is up for postponing those repairs, Kirchner said.“To put these …

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