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Junior high in McCook, Neb., is receiving nearly $1 million in HVAC upgrades

Aug. 11, 2021
The HVAC updates will be paid for by Covid relief funds received earlier this year.

McCook Junior High School in McCook, Neb., is receiving nearly $1 million in HVAC upgrades. 

The McCook district is using federal Covid relief funding to pay for the updates, reports the McCook Gazette

The district received around $2.6 million in stimulus funding. Nearly $1 million has been used for a variety of eligible costs, such as a $300,000 activity bus, summer school costs, training, additional busing and substitute teachers.

Using subs became expensive last year because of the number of teachers that were absent adhering to 14-day Covid quarantine requirements.

At one point, all fifth-grade teachers were out on quarantine.

The board also is looking at allocating money for further upgrades at the junior high and renovating the high school  auditorium.

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