Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:35pm
The Cleveland school board will back a $200 million extension of the city's 13-year school construction plan that would overhaul 20 existing schools or replace them with new buildings, as well as repair and update 23 others.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:30am
Lakehurst's board of education approved the use of $500,000 in capital funds and an additional $443,111 in the form of a lease purchase agreement to pay for the school's share of scheduled construction projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:08am
Boulder Valley's school board agreed to ask voters in the fall to approve a $576 million capital construction package. It includes a new $45 million school in Erie, added classroom space to expand preschool and all-day kindergarten programs and repairs and renovations at existing schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:01am
The Dickinson school district's voters approved a $56 million bond proposal calling for the construction of two new campuses, Elementary No. 7 and Middle School No, 3. A "mini-education village" design option is being considered in which the elementary and middle school will share a cafeteria and common areas.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:45pm
Meridian School District will ask voters to approve a $104 million bond that would include construction of three new schools as the district braces for enrollment growth approaching pre-recession levels.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:34pm
The Tea Area School District's board members approved to take out $5.2 million in capital outlay certificates to build a new elementary school. The school will be open by fall of 2015.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:28pm
Although construction on the new Kearney High School is underway, a recent gift is paying for 10,000 square feet to be added to the building. A donor has donated $1.75 million for the Career and Technical Education Pathways Institute addition, which will offer hands-on experience in technical careers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:21am
Located in Oklahoma's "Tornado Alley," Locust Grove's new schools incorporate the increasingly popular alternative of topping schools with thin-shell concrete domes for better safety and temperature control. In addition to costing much less than the traditional price of school construction, the use of air-form technology cuts building costs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 1:57am
The Take Shelter Oklahoma organization that supports building storm shelters in every Oklahoma public school plans to launch a new initiative petition drive to get the measure on the ballot. The effort comes a little more than a year after a massive tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, killing seven students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:47am
Over the next five years, New York City will allocate $490 million to reduce class sizes, $480 million to scrap trailers used as temporary classrooms, $480 million to remove toxic PCBs from schools and $50 million on science labs.