Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:59pm
A controversial $85 million school proposal passed in a referendum by nearly 500 votes. A swift solution to overcrowded classrooms seemed to drive most of the affirming votes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:21pm
Moses Lake School District voters will be asked to approve or reject a $98 million construction bond to build a new high school in a special election in February.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:37am
The 2015 Smart Start school bond is a $415 million bond focused on capital improvement projects across the Oklahoma district. Plans include creating a centralized STEM center, installing permanent classroom additions, building a new school, and incorporating storm shelters into new construction at 19 schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:27am
Amendments to Montgomery County Public Schools’ six-year capital improvements program were approved, adding $221 million to help the school system complete 36 projects sooner to manage its current and future enrollment growth.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:10am
Educators around the state appear to support a Lewiston School Board plan to fund school construction through a sales tax. The board approved a resolution calling for a change to Idaho code that would allow a local option sales tax, rather than property tax, to pay for school construction bonds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:01am
The new home of Houston ISD's Energy Institute High School will be built near the University of Houston. The university's students are offering up green designs for the magnet school for a chance to have their ideas incorporated in the final design. The high school focuses on preparing students for careers in the energy industry.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:49am
The State Bond Commission approved another $5 million for the planning and design of the new school. The grant is part of the state's commitment to spend up to $50 million to build a new educational facility for the children of Newtown.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:03am
The Rockford School Board adopted a timeline outlining when eight Rockford public schools will close, when new ones will be built, and when students will be shifted from one school to another based on changes in attendance zones. The district adopted a $250 million capital improvement plan in August.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 2:00am
Big changes may be coming to the buildings and facilities of Stillwater Area Public Schools with a possible price tag of nearly $100 million. A long-range facilities planning committee will present changes to almost all of the district’s buildings — including options to build a new elementary school and to expand the high school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:52am
A West Oakland charter school is partnering with an affordable housing developer to combine academics and apartments by building a new $9.5 million elementary school that will be finished in time for classes next fall.