Construction Watch

Washington district's voters weigh largest-ever school bond

The Toledo School District is asking voters to approve a $23.5 million bond to remodel outdated features at its high school and make additional renovations to the elementary and middle schools. This is the school district’s first bond vote in 18 years.

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$21 million unfrozen for Pennsylvania school construction

State officials approved $21.6 million in long-delayed school construction money, two years after the government froze the payment process for 360 projects statewide. The money, a small fraction of what the state owes, will fund buildings and renovations for 41 schools in 27 districts.

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Watchdog of Cleveland's school construction project backs $200 million tax proposal

The panel formed to be a watchdog of Cleveland's school construction project is backing Issue 4, the school district's $200 million bond issue on the November ballot that will continue the project. The updated plans are to rebuild or significantly renovate 20 schools across the city and update up to 25 more.

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New Jersey districts' voters approve $54 million in bonds

Voters in Lakewood, Manchester and Bay Head approved bond proposals in their respective school districts that are expected to result in more than $54 million in school upgrades.

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Georgia school board approves $35 million construction project

School board officials have approved Monroe Comprehensive High School for a $35 million construction and renovation project. School leaders initially planned to renovate the school, but determined it would cost less to rebuild most of the campus. The project is being paid for with SPLOST money and state funding.

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Massachusetts district approved $2 million to study new high school

City officials agreed to spend $2 million on a design and feasibility study to determine whether Somerville High School should be renovated or rebuilt entirely. The high school became eligible for Massachusetts School Building Authority’s assistance last winter, which could cut the city’s tab to build or renovate the school by as much as 80 percent.

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Breaking ground for new magnet school in Connecticut

Officials from both New Haven and West Haven turned out to celebrate the start of construction for the new, University of New Haven-affiliated Engineering & Science University Magnet School. The new five-story school will science, engineering and robotics laboratories when it opens in fall 2016.

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Texas district plans two multischool sites

Preparations are underway for two multischool sites in Cy-Fair ISD, an area poised to see thousands of new residents in the next decade. The 179-acre Hegar site will house an elementary, middle and high school campus while another 125-acre property will be the second site.

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Upper Merion Area School District faces $92.2 million in building renovation costs

Cost projections totaling $92.2 million for renovations needed across all of the buildings were presented to the Pennsylvania district's board. The majority of renovations come from repairs and replacements in the district's two oldest school buildings.

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York County schools receive construction funding

The Pennsylvania Department of Education approved nearly $2.2 million in funding for five elementary schools in the York area as part of a funding rollout to schools across the state. The department in May identified 200 school construction projects across the state waiting for reimbursement.

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