Facilities

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

The Clark County School District, the fifth-largest in the nation, is faced with a student crowding issue at many of its elementary schools, which are estimated to be about 15 percent over capacity this year.

9/25/2013

For decades, it was one of the iconic images of childhood: the youngster dispatched to school with lunch money squirreled tightly in his or her pocket or backpack. But perhaps for not much longer: As inevitably as slide rules once gave way to calculators, school cafeterias are embracing technological change.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013

HUFSD has retained BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers to review the possibility of redeveloping, modernizing, and reopening the Prospect School, which was shut down and abandoned in 2003. BBS performed a review of the building’s technical condition and analyzed the district’s spacial and programming needs.

9/19/2013

9/19/2013

The $27.8 million construction project began this summer after a series of delays over the past three years. The work is expected to last about 20 months.

9/19/2013

The proposal is the first substantial revision of attendance boundaries since 2010, when the district started using a neighborhood-based system that guaranteed students a seat in a school close to home.

9/19/2013

The Columbus Board of Education agreed yesterday to pay First Group America up to $134,250 for substitute bus drivers, if needed, until Oct. 31. It’s likely that the district will need those substitutes, Simmons said.

9/19/2013

In a first for Hartford public schools, that remedy means placing artificial turf atop a three-story school addition that will be constructed in the next two years. A 12-foot-high fence will surround the field, which will not be visible from Asylum Avenue, Salafia said.

9/18/2013

9/18/2013

Kids across America have just headed back to school. Unfortunately, many of them may be greeted by worn-out desks and broken chairs. More than three-quarters of U.S. schools are in need of repairs.

9/13/2013

9/13/2013

The Fuel Up™ Breakfast grant recipients will receive up to $2,000 to improve student access to nutritious foods such as low-fat and fat-free dairy products, whole grain cereals, and fruit.

9/12/2013

9/12/2013

Nichols says the system has spent the past year working on a strategic proposal called the ’2020 Plan’. During that time he says community involvement played a large role as nearly 1,000 community members provided feedback and suggestions.

9/12/2013

To make up for Becton's 10-day delayed opening due to construction, the official school calendar is now Sept. 18 through June 26, with a week added to June, half days of school for Martin Luther King and Presidents days, a half day on Dec. 20 and student day on Oct. 14, which was staff development day.

9/11/2013

9/11/2013

In many northern cities, the 1974 United States Supreme Court decision Milliken v. Bradley killed any hopes of integrating the public schools.

9/11/2013

Officials try to keep students on campus, but some say more-healthful vending machines will drive off even more kids seeking junk-food high.

9/11/2013

Thousands of Lake County students who lost bus service this school year will soon be able to pay for the bus rides. Other students, meanwhile, will get free rides to school if their walking route is considered dangerous by a new School Board-created standard.

9/10/2013

9/10/2013

Denver Public Schools will issue electronic cards to about 26,000 children in an effort to strengthen safety measures for those who take a bus to school.

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