Construction Watch

Virginia county approves $40 million construction plan

As part of a $40.7 million construction package, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors authorized the building of two elementary schools and an expansion for a middle school.

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Wash. district to send $45 million bond to voters in February election

The Blaine School District is asking voters in February to approve a $45 million bond that would pay to renovate the high school and upgrade Blaine elementary and primary school buildings.

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Fort Mill schools propose $226 million bond referendum for new buildings

The South Carolina district's school officials will approach voters for permission to borrow more than $226 million over the next five years to build new facilities – including a new high school and a new middle school – and to renovate existing buildings.

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$191 million more requested for school construction in Maryland county

A proposal from County Executive Isiah Leggett would increase spending for school construction by $191.2 million to speed up the construction of 14 additions, 20 renovations, and one new school and one alternative school in Montgomery County.

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State approves $34 million for new school

Plans to replace a Worcester County elementary school entered a new phase after the state school building authority approved funding for the project. The Massachusetts School Building Authority's funding represents 80 percent of the expected cost.

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Wisconsin school district will put $30 million building plan to April vote

Residents in the Wausau School District will vote in April on a building plan that would close the district's educational center and replace it with four regional sites plus build a total of 10 new classrooms.

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Houston-area growth seen in burgeoning school construction projects

Across the Houston area, school construction and renovation is in full swing. Forty schools are slated for renovation or replacement with 2012 bond funds. Of those projects, 17 have moved from the design phase to construction phase.

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Missouri district's voters to decide $20 million school bond in April

Tornado-safe rooms, additional classrooms and a ninth-grade center are part of the plans Ozark school district hopes to deliver if voters approve a $20 million bond issue in April.

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Louisiana district's school board to vote on construction plan

The Caddo Parish School Board will vote in two weeks on a plan to close six schools, build three others and upgrade facilities. The district’s senior officials hope to issue up to $108 million in bonds.

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York County school board approves capital improvement plan

The Virginia district's approved 10-year capital improvement plan for 2016-25 with a total request through 2025 of $109,629,000. For 2016, $2.3 million is slated for architectural and engineering design work on a new elementary school. The 10-year projection includes an additional $20.7 million for construction of the school, slated for 2017.

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