Construction Watch

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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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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