Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:00pm
Like capital appreciation bonds, leaseback deals avoid big outlays for new schools in the short run, responding to an era when state school bond money has dried up and voters are leery about approving new local bonds. But their long-term costs are much higher.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 5:58pm
Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:59am
The Anchorage School District is having one of its busiest summer construction seasons in almost a decade. About $170 million worth of projects are taking place this summer, ranging from parking lot improvements to major renovations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:47am
A bill to curb construction noise within 75 feet of public and private schools to less than 45 decibels during school hours is being pushed by some New York City Council members concerned about the effect on learning. It is facing resistance from the building industry, which sees the bill as impractical.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:25am
Wyoming lawmakers likely will face tough choices in coming years over how to fund the state's K12 educational system because of falling mineral revenue. In the 2017-18 school year, the state's account for school construction will receive an estimated $137 million in revenue, while spending is projected at more than $510 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09pm
A major construction boom is underway in public school districts across North San Diego County — thanks to hundreds of millions of dollars in bond revenue approved by voters in recent years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:06pm
Arlington's proposed 2015-16 district budget includes more than $395 million in construction funds to for two new elementary schools, a campuswide career and technical center, multipurpose activity centers at each high school and several other projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:44am
Teachers and others in the Neshoba County School District continue to voice support for $23.4 million in construction funding approved for a new high school and football stadium, among other facilities on newly purchased land adjacent to the campus.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 1:46am
Instead of consolidating the school with another aging school, the board has decided to rebuild its Fred P. Hall Elementary School with $20 million in state aid. The rebuilding process will involve asking Portland voters to approve the project at a citywide referendum in 2016.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/10/2015 - 1:57pm
The Louisiana district's school board is considering asking voters for a higher property tax to raise as much as $200 million and build as many as 10 schools to replace outdated and overcrowded schools.