Construction Watch

Upper Merion Area School District faces $92.2 million in building renovation costs

Cost projections totaling $92.2 million for renovations needed across all of the buildings were presented to the Pennsylvania district's board. The majority of renovations come from repairs and replacements in the district's two oldest school buildings.

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York County schools receive construction funding

The Pennsylvania Department of Education approved nearly $2.2 million in funding for five elementary schools in the York area as part of a funding rollout to schools across the state. The department in May identified 200 school construction projects across the state waiting for reimbursement.

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School board approves multi-million dollar construction plan in Pennsylvania

Lycoming County's school board has voted in favor of $35.9 million dollar renovation project to Montoursville Area High School.

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Inaugural class of construction pre-apprentice program starts in Michigan

A new joint venture between Midland County Schools and The Greater Michigan Construction Academy began this school year to provide district students an early start on apprenticeships into skilled trades. As the students move through the skilled trades content, they will receive a certification of each module through the National Center for Construction Education and Research.

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Florida district planning construction projects after tax approved

Volusia County voters approved extending a half-cent sales tax that will pay for a new Pierson Elementary, replacing and renovating facilities and other capital expenses. The tax is expected to generate $32 million annually for 15 years.

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Steering committee considers $690 million for projects in Texas

The steering committee for Klein ISD’s upcoming 2015 bond referendum is considering up to $690.6 million worth of new construction, campus additions and other expenses that could be placed on the bond referendum next May.

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Springfield district to seek $71.5 million for construction

After a failed attempt last year, the Massachusetts district will again ask voters in November to approve a $71.5 million bond measure to ­replace a middle school and make other technology and classroom improvements.

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California announces $193.9 million for school construction projects

The State Allocation Board announced that it has awarded approximately $193.9 million for school construction projects throughout the state. It awarded approximately $100.5 million for 34 School Facility Program projects within 21 school districts statewide.

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Alabama district's school board approves $120 million bond

The Alabaster Board of Education voted to allow its investment bankers to raise roughly $120 million through the sale of bonds for construction of a new high school, renovations and other services for the district.

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$25.5 million bond issue on ballot in Iowa City

Solon Community School District residents will head to the polls next month to vote on funding for new facilities. Funding from the $25.5 million bond issue would pay for a new middle school, a new performing arts center, and renovations to create a new special education classroom.

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