Construction Watch

Allen ISD’s $302 million bond wish list includes new schools

Major items in the Texas district's proposal include a new elementary school, a science and technology center for Allen High School, and a new building to replace the facility housing the freshman campus.

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Connecticut school's students learning ‘green’ construction techniques

Going greener is the focus at Waterbury’s Kaynor Tech, where students are building another “e-house”. The project is part of the nation’s first “green” construction learning laboratories for high school students. The kids are focusing on a clean energy curriculum, learning all about the latest technologies in the field.

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Arkansas county voters soundly reject school-millage increase

Pulaski County Special School District voters defeated a proposed 5.6-mill property-tax increase to finance a $221 million school construction plan and help end federal court supervision of the district's desegregation efforts.

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Klein ISD ready to launch building boom with $498.1 million bond approval

The Texas school district has allocated $283.6 million of the total for new construction. The main growth projects in the bond include its fifth high school, 10th intermediate school, a new elementary school and an early childhood education center.

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Minn. district's voters OK nearly $100 million school facilities referendum

Stillwater-area voters approved a $97.5 million bond referendum that will fund a districtwide renovation of school facilities and the construction of a new elementary school.

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S.C. district's voters approve $226 million school bond package

The approved referendum in the Fort Mill school district covers funds for a third high school, a new middle school, an aquatics center, a training facility, land for future schools and more.

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Minnesota district's bond measure approved

Voters approved Edina Public Schools’ $125 million plan to renovate all of its schools, improve security and add on to the high school.

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Rock Hill voters approve school bond projects

Voters in the South Carolina school district approved giving the district permission to borrow $110 million for 51 school projects, including school expansions and renovations.

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Alternative school financing supported by Nebraska Supreme Court

The state's top court upheld the ability of school districts to use an alternative form of financing to build school additions that doesn’t require voter approval. It has implications for districts across the state that build additions or purchase equipment through lease-purchase arrangements instead of by issuing bonds.

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Proposed school construction could exceed $100 million for Colo. district

The costs for Steamboat Springs School District's four potential capital projects range from $54 million to $80 million for construction alone, and could exceed $100 million when other associated costs are added.

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