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High, Venice High and Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) rebuilds this year, focus will turn to a new classroom building at Fruitville Elementary in Sarasota ($7 mil- lion); the replacement of the heating and air conditioning system and construction of a new classroom facility at Pine View School in Osprey ($28 million, to be spent over sev- eral years); continuing work on the rebuilding of Sarasota High School ($42,367,288); and the new Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) in North Port ($13,555,356 over sev- eral years, with $9,555,356 available for the initial work). New baseball fields on the SCTI campus in Sarasota will be turned over to Riverview High School in late fall or winter, Deputy Superintendent Scott Lempe said. That plus some site work is all that remains for that project. "Our expectation is that Riverview will actu- ally play their regular season games for the 2015 baseball season on those fields," he added. The district has been renting a field from Sarasota County and the Baltimore Orioles for Riverview's team to use while work was under way on the SCTI campus, he reminded the board. THE SOUR NOTE Amid generally good news about the capital budget, Lempe pointed out that in his 11 years with the district, "I've never had to say to the board, 'We have a project over budget,' but 'Sun shades' at Sarasota High also contained asbestos, school district staff reported. Photo by Norman Schimmel Sarasota News Leader August 1, 2014 Page 12

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