SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Schools across Springfield are getting some much needed work done.
The city and state have allocated $30-million to update 34 schools across Springfield. They’re updating heating and ventilation and upgrading older windows.
Springfield Superintendent Daniel Warwick told 22News a lot of maintenance was put off for years. Warwick said, “It catches up to you and you have to make major adjustments to the schools. The mayor’s been willing to do that with city funding and we’ve been very aggressive with the Mass. State Building Authority, putting in for accelerated repair projects, as well as new schools.”
For the last 6-years, the Mayor and the school committee have been working on this school renovation plan. The buildings are being made weather tight, by replacing windows and roofs.
Improved ventilation will also reduce asthma triggers in the classroom.