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.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:37am
Boulder Valley Superintendent Bruce Messinger is recommending a $576 million capital construction package for the district's next bond issue, including a new $45 million school in Erie, a new central kitchen and added classroom space to expand preschool and all-day kindergarten programs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:35am
Cash-strapped schools desperate to replace leaky roofs and crumbling infrastructure likely will go without state construction money for a third year, school business officials say, since Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal continues a moratorium on funding new projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:22am
West Virginia schools are set to get millions to fund construction projects. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the West Virginia School Building Authority successfully sold $26 million in revenue bonds that will fund $30 million in school construction projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 2:14am
Legislation requiring any new school construction to include storm shelters has been sent to the governor for approval. The Illinois Senate approved HB 2513, which mandates that any new school construction or remodeling that includes classroom space must include a storm shelter.