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MAPS for Kids breaks ground at three schools

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In a flurry of May MAPS for Kids projects, three Oklahoma City elementary schools are celebrating the start of renovations and expansions.

Hillcrest Elementary School, 6421 S Miller Blvd, is kicking off a $3.2 million expansion on Tuesday, while Linewood and Fillmore elementary schools have already turned over dirt to symbolize a summer of frenzied construction.

Hillcrest’s expansion will bring renovations and an additional 14,800 square feet of space.

Fillmore will almost double in size with a new 34,000 square foot wing growing to accommodate 853 students from pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. The project has a budget of $5.7 million.

Linwood, 3416 NW 17th Street, is getting a 16,000 square foot wing in addition to an expansion of the existing facilities. That project has a budget of $3.4 million.

The projects are funded by a voter-approved sales tax and bond issue known as MAPS for Kids.

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