Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:25pm
Stillwater-area voters approved a $97.5 million bond referendum that will fund a districtwide renovation of school facilities and the construction of a new elementary school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:28pm
The approved referendum in the Fort Mill school district covers funds for a third high school, a new middle school, an aquatics center, a training facility, land for future schools and more.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:17pm
Voters approved Edina Public Schools’ $125 million plan to renovate all of its schools, improve security and add on to the high school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:47pm
Voters in the South Carolina school district approved giving the district permission to borrow $110 million for 51 school projects, including school expansions and renovations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:42am
The state's top court upheld the ability of school districts to use an alternative form of financing to build school additions that doesn’t require voter approval. It has implications for districts across the state that build additions or purchase equipment through lease-purchase arrangements instead of by issuing bonds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:34am
The costs for Steamboat Springs School District's four potential capital projects range from $54 million to $80 million for construction alone, and could exceed $100 million when other associated costs are added.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:00am
A bill that would pause the state’s obligation to reimburse school construction debt payments will become law without Gov. Bill Walker’s signature. The governor said confusion surrounding the House’s failure to adopt the effective date clause and a retroactivity provision in the bill contributed to his decision not to sign the bill.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:13am
The State Allocation Board has awarded approximately $113.6 million for 41 school construction projects within 22 school districts statewide. The state matching funds are distributed to local school districts to help finance shovel-ready school construction projects or reimburse districts for projects already completed using local funds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:09am
A property tax imposed by the state for public schools is expected to generate $17.5 million less than previously anticipated during the next fiscal year. Officials also predict that aid to school districts for construction projects will cost $7.5 million more than previously estimated.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:04am
Wilson County Schools has submitted a five-year building plan for 11 projects totaling nearly $280 million. In addition to renovation and expansion projects, the district is looking to build five new schools over five years.