Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:03pm
The state comptroller’s office released its first public school construction survey, which measured costs for Texas schools that opened between 2007 and 2013. Data shows that Dallas-Fort Worth is the Texas metro area with the most expensive schools, second only to San Antonio.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:00pm
The Madison School District has put forward a $27 million plan to upgrade or expand more than a dozen school buildings with financing from a proposed bond issue and the district’s capital maintenance operating budget over two years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 1:32am
A committee is recommending Mattawan Consolidated Schools put two bond proposals on the ballot. The first proposal would seek $59 to $62 million for new construction while the second would ask for $16 to $18 million for repairs and upgrades in the middle and high school, including new technology, as well as the purchase of new school buses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:43pm
Greenville County Schools will be able to make its payments on its $1 billion BEST construction program, finish a new middle school construction and maintain its nearly 100 schools for the coming year without a tax increase. The school board approved issuing up to $99.5 million in general obligation bonds to take care of its facilities needs.
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.