Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:48am
A panel of judges with the state appellate court in Fresno issued a legal ruling that stands to shake up the complex world of how public school districts in California finance millions of dollars annually on everything from new classrooms to performing arts centers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:00pm
More than a decade ago, Jefferson County borrowed $1 billion for school construction. By refinancing the $600 million remaining on that debt, the tax is extended for an additional 19 years in a new bill. The county's public schools will get $18 million annually, which will be allocated to schools based on enrollment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:56pm
Despite heavy lobbying from the private sector against it, the Salinas Union High School District will proceed to build its next high school using a pro-union Project Labor Agreement. As a result, the district will seek pacts with local contractors that prioritize union labor to build its fifth high school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 3:00pm
The Buford City Commission approved the sale of $33 million in bonds for the construction of the new Buford High School. Current plans anticipate the new $50 million high school could open for the 2017-18 school year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:58am
The state's prevailing wage law would be repealed under a bill passed by an Assembly labor committee. The proposal would do away with the law that requires construction workers on certain government and school projects to be paid wages equivalent to what they would earn working on other projects in the area.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:47am
A majority of local legislators in the House and Senate passed a measure to refinance Jefferson County school construction debt which gives the cash-strapped county $36-$40 million annually from the proceeds of the refunding. The bill passed this month refinances the outstanding principal balance of about $560 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:12am
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.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:01am
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.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:01am
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.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:58pm
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.