Ardmore elementary school secures funding for renovation project

    An Ardmore elementary school is in need of a new look and school officials say they have received the final piece funding needed to do just that.

    The Daily Times reports William Penn School District officials have secured $685,000 in funding for the Ardmore Avenue Elementary school renovation project.

    The funding comes at a critical time, as workers have only just discovered problems with the building’s foundation the Daily Times says will add more than $100,000 to the project’s total cost.

    The problem with the foundation apparently came up last month, when it was discovered that bases of two sections of the building would need extensive work.

    The funding comes from the Qualified School Construction Bond. Originally, the school applied for funding, but didn’t receive the total amount it had requested. Since other schools in the pool hadn’t applied for the funding, William Penn School District officials were able to apply for the additional $685,000, according to The Daily Times.

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