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The Maryvale School Board will have to decide over the next few months whether it wants to embark on an $11.2 million improvement project for the district's aging buildings.

The district isn't looking at any new construction but is interested in upgrading the intermediate, middle and high school buildings on Maryvale Drive as well as the primary school on Nagal Drive.

The district hired engineers and architects this summer to study infrastructure improvements. The project would include roof reconstruction and mechanical and electric work.

Superintendent Gary Brader recommended to the School Board this week that the district proceed with a project, even if only part of the needed work is done.

The building roofs are in bad shape and are the top priority, according to Brader. That would cost $2.4 million. The School Board seems receptive to doing that part of the project, school officials said.

If the School Board does decide to move ahead with the project, it would bond the money, which would go to the taxpayers for a vote.

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