Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:48pm
In South Carolina, a bill was advanced through the Senate Finance Committee that would allow school districts in all of the state’s 46 counties to ask voters to approve a 1 cent sales tax for building projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:21pm
Voters in Schenectady approved $70 million in capital improvements in the district to deal with anticipated growth and to renovate aging school buildings. The district is counting on $66.5 million in state building aid and $3.5 million in EXCEL money to cover the full amount of the project.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:15pm
The Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education approved a five-year, $47.7 million spending program to build a new middle school and renovate one of the high schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 9:38pm
Voters in the three North Middlesex Regional School District towns approved a new high school. All three must now pass a debt-exclusion ballot question at their annual elections this spring to fund the project. Construction would then begin at a cost of $89.09 million, with $40.2 million of that reimbursed by the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 1:46pm
Chicago Vocational Career Academy has begun renovations to create new career-focused classrooms. The completed project, which is being funded by state capital dollars and delivered in 2 phases, will prepare students for jobs in a variety of industries, including horticulture, carpentry, culinary services and healthcare.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:05am
The construction of 1500 solar arrays at three of Willows Unified School District's campuses was completed with little disruption to the schools. Officials hope the solar project will save the district an average of $300,000 a year on utility costs over the 25-to-30-year life of the panels.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:16pm
The board voted to close Lower Milford Elementary School in several years and demolish Hopewell Elementary School. The district would then build a 57,000-square-foot school on the Hopewell property. The plan will cost $17.75 million with no set timeline.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:00pm
The Jasper County School District has initiated litigation concerning the design and construction of specific elements of two school sites. After investigating the cause of sinkholes, defects in the construction of the underground storm water system have been identified.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:50pm
New Jersey voters in 11 of 13 school districts with bond referendums this week approved $116.1 million of construction. The largest project, out of a total of $180 million proposed, failed. Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District rejected $37 million in renovations to three schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:55pm
A bipartisan plan for paying for public schools emerged in the state House, offering a creative way to pay for $700 million in school construction by borrowing against $50 million a year in future state Lottery profits.