Construction Watch

Arkansas county voters soundly reject school-millage increase

Pulaski County Special School District voters defeated a proposed 5.6-mill property-tax increase to finance a $221 million school construction plan and help end federal court supervision of the district's desegregation efforts.

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Klein ISD ready to launch building boom with $498.1 million bond approval

The Texas school district has allocated $283.6 million of the total for new construction. The main growth projects in the bond include its fifth high school, 10th intermediate school, a new elementary school and an early childhood education center.

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Minn. district's voters OK nearly $100 million school facilities referendum

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.

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S.C. district's voters approve $226 million school bond package

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.

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Minnesota district's bond measure approved

Voters approved Edina Public Schools’ $125 million plan to renovate all of its schools, improve security and add on to the high school.

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Rock Hill voters approve school bond projects

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.

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Alternative school financing supported by Nebraska Supreme Court

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.

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Proposed school construction could exceed $100 million for Colo. district

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.

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Alaska governor cites public confusion in not signing school bond bill

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.

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California commits over $100 million for school construction

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.

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