Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:33am
Colorado’s successful experiment in marijuana legalization is bringing in millions of dollars of revenue per month while simultaneously benefiting schools and contributing to a drop in crime rates. A fifteen percent excise tax on wholesale marijuana sales is also only earmarked for school construction use.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:57am
With a consultant recommending the construction of at least seven new schools at a cost more than $320 million million over the next decade, the Sarasota County School Board will vet funding options for acquiring land and building new schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 2:32am
Currently, a dozen schools have, or will soon have, completed shelters in the Oklahoma district while another 23 sites are without shelters. The shelters will come in the form of additional classroom space, media centers, or facilities for athletics and fine arts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 2:11am
Delays and problems have plagued Broward County school construction projects in recent months, raising concerns about whether the Florida district can effectively manage projects in the voter-approved $800 million bond.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:02am
The program, administered by the state Department of Education, is designed to restart projects frozen during a four-year moratorium on state-financed school construction and kick off new projects with a $20 million revolving loan fund.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:39pm
After more than a year of study, the California district is poised to place a $148 million bond measure for two new schools on the November ballot to address surging enrollment districtwide and support students in San Mateo's socio-economically challenged North Central neighborhood.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:28pm
A new proposal to borrow almost $3 billion for North Carolina infrastructure and road projects would authorize borrowing the same amount as what Gov. Pat McCrory wants the state to borrow. However, the House shifts more proceeds toward building projects, including $500 million for school construction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:13pm
The district is ramping up efforts to expand its geothermal conversion project. The district anticipates $30,000 of savings on energy reduction every year for its Adams Elementary School. The total cost for the project, which includes roof and seismic work, is nearly $3 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:41am
A group of elected Jefferson County officials are asking a judge to strike down as unconstitutional a new 1-cent county sales tax that replaces one that had exclusively gone towards paying off the county's $1 billion school construction program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:34am
A study committee set up by the state Senate is looking hard at how education local option sales tax funds are being used and how schools are being built.