Northern Lehigh School District is one step closer to starting what officials call "much needed" renovations in its buildings.

Construction is expected to start right after the school year ends. All four schools will receive upgrades, including new roofs, new heating and air conditioning systems, lighting upgrades and new drop ceilings. The roofs of the field house and bus garage will also be replaced.

At Monday night's meeting, the school board unanimously approved a resolution allowing the district to secure an $11.74 million dollar bond for the project.

"It's well needed for many years, it will take our school and take it to where it needs to be. It will repair roofs and inside things to our buildings," said Gary Fedorcha, school board president.

Construction is set to take place over the next two summers. Officials hope to have as little impact on the academic year as possible.