Rockford School District improvements
The city's public schools are set for upgrades within the next five years after the Rockford School Board approved a master plan Aug. 14 to upgrade the district's aging buildings. The 10-year plan - which officials say will touch every school - comes with a nearly $311 million price tag, and the work is broken down into three phases. The first phase will cost an estimated $212 million, and work is set to begin in 2013 and be completed within five years. The second phase will cost an estimated $43.7 million, and the third phase will cost an estimated $55.4 million. Rockford officials haven't identified a way yet to fund the third phase of the plan, which includes $13 million for a new elementary school, $11.7 million for a new Early Childhood center, $6 million each for additions at King and Kishwaukee elementary schools, $6.5 million for an addition at Nelson Elementary School, and $5 million for an addition at Welsh Elementary School.
Click on the dots to view each school's planned or proposed improvements