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Schools Receive Construction Funds

State school construction officials today are narrowing down a list of schools to share $2.5 billion to upgrade their facilities.

The Massachusetts School Building Authority will choose 83 schools from a list of more than 400.

Many schools say they need money for such projects as replacing boilers and fixing roofs.

Schools that don't make the cut today will have the opportunity to apply for school construction funds in the future. Today's meeting marks the end of a four-year moratorium on issuing school building money. The state imposed the freeze so it could revamp the system for handing out the funds.

This program aired on November 28, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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