Construction Watch

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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School bond headed to referendum in New Hanover County

The North Carolina county's residents will vote on a $160 million school bond in November. The general obligation bond would fund the construction of several new county schools and the renovations of others.

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$250 million school plan approved in Illinois district

Rockford is moving forward with a massive 10-year plan to revamp its elementary schools. Under the $250 million plan, eight elementary schools will close, two new ones will be built, and improvements will be made at the rest of the schools.

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N.M. districts to receive nearly $100 million in state construction funds

Ten New Mexico school districts will receive nearly $97 million in state funds for the design and construction of school facilities. The state capital outlay funds will be matched with district funds totaling $90.6 million for projects.

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Supporters make case for California school bond

Legislative supporters of putting a multibillion-dollar school construction bond on California's fall ballot kicked off efforts to pass the measure by the end of next week. Proponents said a new bond would improve students’ learning experience and create construction jobs.

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Bonds worth $35 million approved for school construction by Alabama council

The Pelham City Council approved the issuance of bonds with a total value of $35 million for school construction and improvements that will be repaid using the municipal 1 percent sales tax for education. The board is also planning to secure another roughly $5 million in funding.

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Amid coal uncertainty, Wyoming school construction funds projected to waver

When a company wants to dig for coal in Wyoming, it pays a one-time competitive fee to help its bid stand out from what is usually a crowd of companies vying for the right to mine. Over the past 10 years, those fees have paid for more than $1 billion in school construction around the state. But if the industry continues its current trend, that money will dry up in 2018.

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Guilford County Schools moving forward with construction projects

The North Carolina county will move forward with at least four major construction projects out of the nine priority school projects it named in April.

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