Louisiana colleges race against clock to spend maintenance funds or lose them

Louisiana colleges race against clock to spend maintenance funds or lose them

Louisiana colleges race against clock to spend maintenance funds or lose them

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Posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Koran Addo / The Advocate
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LSU’s College of Agriculture building isn’t yet handicap-accessible, Southern University’s law school needs a new roof and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Billeaud Hall needs a $900,000 air conditioning system replacement.

Across the state, Louisiana’s public colleges and universities are in the midst of a spending spree, trying to patch, fix and replace as many of their leaking roofs, cracked sidewalks and broken windows as possible before the fiscal year ends on June 30.

It’s the same date when the state can swoop in and snatch away any of the more than $40 million schools got from the Legislature in June to fix some of the nagging maintenance issues on college campuses.

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