ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud area school district is budgeting just over $66 million over the next 10 years for health, safety and maintenance.

The St. Cloud area school district passed their long term maintenance plan during their meeting on Wednesday night. The plan included expenditures for district health and safety projects, totaling $66,300,000 for the next 10 years.

Health and safety projects include removing asbestos from buildings, fire safety and indoor air quality. Asbestos removal and encasing is expected to cost over $600,000 for the district each year.

District 742 buildings and grounds supervisor Bryan Brown says the 10-year plan will now be sent for approval from the Minnesota Department of Education.

Maintenance projects include maintaining building roofs, electrical work and various site projects.

The long-term maintenance plan doesn't include costs for a new Tech and updated Apollo High School. If the district referendum doesn't pass later this fall, funds can be shifted to include the current Tech building.