Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09pm
A major construction boom is underway in public school districts across North San Diego County — thanks to hundreds of millions of dollars in bond revenue approved by voters in recent years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:06pm
Arlington's proposed 2015-16 district budget includes more than $395 million in construction funds to for two new elementary schools, a campuswide career and technical center, multipurpose activity centers at each high school and several other projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:44am
Teachers and others in the Neshoba County School District continue to voice support for $23.4 million in construction funding approved for a new high school and football stadium, among other facilities on newly purchased land adjacent to the campus.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 1:46am
Instead of consolidating the school with another aging school, the board has decided to rebuild its Fred P. Hall Elementary School with $20 million in state aid. The rebuilding process will involve asking Portland voters to approve the project at a citywide referendum in 2016.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/10/2015 - 1:57pm
The Louisiana district's school board is considering asking voters for a higher property tax to raise as much as $200 million and build as many as 10 schools to replace outdated and overcrowded schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/10/2015 - 1:04pm
More school districts around the region are allowing the public easier access to information about their construction bonds, according to a new report. The San Diego districts were rated on the accessibility and timeliness of key reports and information on their bond programs, among other criteria.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:48pm
The Massachusetts School Building Authority invited eight school projects in central Massachusetts into a special school construction funding program to make renovations worth nearly $10 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:48am
A panel of judges with the state appellate court in Fresno issued a legal ruling that stands to shake up the complex world of how public school districts in California finance millions of dollars annually on everything from new classrooms to performing arts centers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:00pm
More than a decade ago, Jefferson County borrowed $1 billion for school construction. By refinancing the $600 million remaining on that debt, the tax is extended for an additional 19 years in a new bill. The county's public schools will get $18 million annually, which will be allocated to schools based on enrollment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:56pm
Despite heavy lobbying from the private sector against it, the Salinas Union High School District will proceed to build its next high school using a pro-union Project Labor Agreement. As a result, the district will seek pacts with local contractors that prioritize union labor to build its fifth high school.