Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:31am
A new report says voters should be more skeptical and engaged when it comes to construction bonds, arguing that California needs to slow down and rethink how it repays for them. Construction bonds in the state are creating massive amounts of debt that will take generations to pay off and are sometimes unnecessary.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:33am
The Fresno USD is asking the California Supreme Court to reverse a recent appellate court opinion criticizing its use of a no-bid contract for construction, saying it could negatively impact hundreds of school districts and contractors across the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:24am
Wyoming's Natrona County School District board approved a $327 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which includes $74 million for construction projects such as the continuing rebuilding of the district’s three high schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:23am
Fostoria schools will seek voter approval of a $47 million project to construct a new junior/senior high school building and renovate another school. Taxpayers in the school district would contribute about $9.4 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:19am
The North Dakota district's school board voted to seek an attorney general's opinion on whether two school district projects qualify for a state low-interest loan fund for new school construction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:36am
In San Francisco, dozens of students are getting real-life lessons in what it takes to build a tiny house, fix a Muni bus air compressor or create an alternative water treatment program as part of a summer program to gain exposure to a range of construction careers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:05pm
The Dallas School District continues to gather information about possibly implementing a construction excise tax to help pay for capital improvements. The fee could only be used to acquire land or help pay for improvements or new school construction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:00pm
Like capital appreciation bonds, leaseback deals avoid big outlays for new schools in the short run, responding to an era when state school bond money has dried up and voters are leery about approving new local bonds. But their long-term costs are much higher.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 5:58pm
Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:59am
The Anchorage School District is having one of its busiest summer construction seasons in almost a decade. About $170 million worth of projects are taking place this summer, ranging from parking lot improvements to major renovations.