Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:02am
The program, administered by the state Department of Education, is designed to restart projects frozen during a four-year moratorium on state-financed school construction and kick off new projects with a $20 million revolving loan fund.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:39pm
After more than a year of study, the California district is poised to place a $148 million bond measure for two new schools on the November ballot to address surging enrollment districtwide and support students in San Mateo's socio-economically challenged North Central neighborhood.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:28pm
A new proposal to borrow almost $3 billion for North Carolina infrastructure and road projects would authorize borrowing the same amount as what Gov. Pat McCrory wants the state to borrow. However, the House shifts more proceeds toward building projects, including $500 million for school construction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:13pm
The district is ramping up efforts to expand its geothermal conversion project. The district anticipates $30,000 of savings on energy reduction every year for its Adams Elementary School. The total cost for the project, which includes roof and seismic work, is nearly $3 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:41am
A group of elected Jefferson County officials are asking a judge to strike down as unconstitutional a new 1-cent county sales tax that replaces one that had exclusively gone towards paying off the county's $1 billion school construction program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:34am
A study committee set up by the state Senate is looking hard at how education local option sales tax funds are being used and how schools are being built.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:31am
A new report says voters should be more skeptical and engaged when it comes to construction bonds, arguing that California needs to slow down and rethink how it repays for them. Construction bonds in the state are creating massive amounts of debt that will take generations to pay off and are sometimes unnecessary.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:33am
The Fresno USD is asking the California Supreme Court to reverse a recent appellate court opinion criticizing its use of a no-bid contract for construction, saying it could negatively impact hundreds of school districts and contractors across the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:24am
Wyoming's Natrona County School District board approved a $327 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which includes $74 million for construction projects such as the continuing rebuilding of the district’s three high schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:23am
Fostoria schools will seek voter approval of a $47 million project to construct a new junior/senior high school building and renovate another school. Taxpayers in the school district would contribute about $9.4 million.