Facilities

3/28/2013

3/28/2013
If spring comes as promised, contractors could begin setting up at the site of the first new Ames elementary school on Miller Avenue this week.
3/28/2013
A construction project due to be ready in time for kick off this fall includes adding restrooms, a spirit shop and a shelter for the 200-member high school band at the football stadium.

3/25/2013

3/25/2013
Nearly 200 water fountains and sinks in Jersey City public schools contained lead contamination above federal environmental standards during recent testing, according to a report unearthed by a Jersey City parent.

3/22/2013

3/22/2013
After seven years of being crammed into trailers without a playground, students of A. Chester Redshaw Elementary School (New Brunswick, N.J.) were filled with glee that ground finally was broken on the reconstruction of their school. All said they anxiously await their first-ever school playground.

3/21/2013

3/21/2013
Urban school districts in California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas announced Wednesday they are joining forces to coordinate school lunch planning in an attempt to keep costs down while providing healthful food choices.
3/21/2013
The council voted unanimously to approve the project this week, with the Massachusetts School Building Authority previously agreeing to reimburse up to $25.6 million – 80 percent – of eligible costs, officials said.
3/21/2013
The Appropriations Committee voted 21-3 to send the plan to the House floor. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch agreed on the legislation this week.

3/14/2013

3/14/2013
Twenty-five school districts were honored for supporting their local economies and increasing the amount of local food they serve to their students through Farm to School programs.
3/14/2013
State school officials say they will begin construction on a dozen new schools this year, after virtually no building in the three years since Gov. Christie took office.
3/14/2013
In the last five years, the district has lost about 500 custodians and plant managers, along with about 650 carpenters, electricians and plumbers, according to chief facilities executive Mark Hovatter.
3/14/2013
A regional president of Woodruff Construction told the Ames Community School Board Monday that he hoped to start the Miller Avenue school project with a clean slate.
3/14/2013
The Birmingham school board has approved a cost savings plan that calls for closing seven schools and laying off 90 employees.

3/13/2013

3/13/2013
The Fulton County School System was one of only 25 school systems in the state to be awarded the "Golden Radish" for its commitment to serving locally grown foods in its school cafeterias over the past two years.
3/13/2013
Bayside High School in Queens is one of two New York City public schools in a pilot program to replace water-wasting toilets with new low-flow flushers.
3/13/2013
America's schools are in such disrepair that it would cost more than $270 billion just to get elementary and secondary buildings back to their original conditions and twice that to get them up-to-date, a report released Tuesday estimated.

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