Students head back to class at Sparta Area Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 5. And while they're hitting the books, construction crews will continue working on upgrades to the district's athletic complex.

Spartan fans will soon be able to enjoy a new football and soccer stadium, track, and team rooms. There will also be upgrades made to the baseball and softball fields, and parking improvements.

Aside from the sports complex, construction is also going on at Appleview and Ridgeview Elementary Schools. Appleview is getting a new bus drive while Ridgeview is getting a new playground.

The projects come thanks to the approval of a bond proposal in May 2016 that passed by only a few dozen votes.

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