Construction

2/25/2013

2/25/2013
Now the Shadyside school, which was opened in 1975, is being torn down to make way for an expanded Bakery Square, purchased for $5.4 million -- enough to cover the outstanding debt but less than the $6.27 million the district had spent on it since 2007.

2/21/2013

2/21/2013
Construction on the Lincoln Elementary School is expected to continue after a judge ruled in favor of the Bismarck School Board in an electrical contract dispute.
2/21/2013
Construction on the Lincoln Elementary School is expected to continue after a judge ruled in favor of the Bismarck School Board in an electrical contract dispute.
2/21/2013
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is seeking proposals from real estate developers to demolish two schools on the Upper West Side to make way for residential towers.

2/15/2013

2/15/2013
Polson (Mont.) Superintendent Linda Reksten says the 42-year-old roof at Polson High School has to be fixed. “There is no other option,” Reksten says, but it will be up to School District 23 voters whether they’ll pay for it. No one else is going to. Ballots seeking a yea-or-nay vote on a nearly $2.5 million debt service bond were mailed out Feb. 5.

2/14/2013

2/14/2013
As the Jersey Shore Area School District was set to move forward with a construction and renovation project at its borough elementary school, it was informed that adjustments were needed in order to get under budget.
2/14/2013
The Town of Penfield and the Penfield Central School District are seeking grant funding to help pay for a study that would evaluate the the possibility of building a shared services facility.

2/11/2013

2/11/2013
Officials argue that one school for 1,000 children is cheaper to build and operate than two schools for 500, but some education researchers say that savings comes at a high price because the more students in a building, the worse they perform.
2/11/2013
School officials in Santa Ana were in a bind several years ago: they wanted to build hundreds of new classrooms, but feared that voters would rebel against tax increases to pay for the construction.

2/7/2013

2/7/2013
The Issaquah (Wash.) School Board approved an increase of $138,328 to Liberty High School’s construction bill Jan. 9. Most of the 13 items that accounted for the increase range between $1,000 and $6,000, including $4,668 to restore power to the parking lot lighting, $3,599 to reconnect cold water in the boiler room and $2,031 to demolish greenhouses that were not originally shown on the drawings.
2/7/2013
School officials learned nearly a decade ago that there was little chance the state would pay to replace Brewer High School, which was built in 1958, so they turned to a zero interest federal bond and last year and was awarded one for more than $5 million.
2/7/2013
Wichita, Kan.-based Architecture firm Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey is finalizing construction documents so work can begin on a new middle school in Derby (Kan.).

2/5/2013

2/5/2013

Built in 2011 with $25 million from Illinois taxpayers, the curvy, stainless-steel structure that houses the UNO Soccer Academy Elementary Charter School leaps out from the neighboring landscape of boxy brick houses on the Southwest Side.

1/31/2013

1/31/2013
For years, the water-stained ceilings at Oakland Park’s Northeast High School have sagged and leaked — occasionally forcing the relocation of classes, and prompting constant worry about the effect of mold on the school’s air quality.
1/31/2013
One of the considerations given with the new construction currently under way in our schools is the importance of balancing indoor air quality with energy efficiency.

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