Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:45pm
The Cleveland school board is expected to approve new funding for the school construction watchdog panel. One of the biggest changes proposed will be that Bond Accountability Commission members will serve for two-year terms rather than being permanently appointed to their positions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:26pm
Local governments in Baldwin County are voting on resolutions encouraging residents to support the March 31 referendum aimed at raising revenue to support a 10-year, $350 million school construction plan. The Spanish Fort City Council is the latest group to approve the resolution.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 7:04pm
School districts would have to share local school construction and maintenance money with charter schools, according to a proposed amendment. It would require half of the money raised by an optional local property tax to be split between charter and traditional schools on a per-student basis.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 6:52pm
The Wisconsin district's board of education set a public hearing on its plan to borrow up to $50 million primarily to rebuild two schools and add an addition to a third.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:47am
A bipartisan group of senators put forward a bill offering one-time grants for school districts that are adding classes in accordance with state mandates.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:42am
School buildings may join school programs in facing budget cuts under legislation being considered in Juneau. A proposed Senate bill would halt new entries in a state program that reimburses local governments for up to 70 percent of the cost when they issue bonds to build or renovate schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:29am
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted to borrow $50 million in sales tax bonds to partially finance $129 million for over 200 school construction projects being considered.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:26pm
Portland Public Schools has slated 27 schools for facility improvement work this summer. The record-breaking $482 million bond in 2012 will ultimately cover building improvements at up to 67 schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:07pm
The biggest bond in Tulsa Public Schools history passed with about 85 percent approval. The Oklahoma district will have $415 million to spend on construction, technology, libraries and transportation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:56pm
The emergency bill allowing Nevada school districts to issue 10-year bonds without voter approval passed the Assembly. The bill was a quick replacement for Senate Bill 119, which was stalled because of a provision to drop the prevailing workers wage for school construction projects requirement.