Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 1:55am
The budget Gov. Nathan Deal will sign contains $1.1 billion in borrowing for construction and equipment purchases, including $271 million for K12 school construction. Much of that school funding will be utilized to grow school systems in metro Atlanta.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:42pm
Baltimore County and other high-growth suburban jurisdictions would receive $20 million in extra state money to alleviate school overcrowding. The aid is aimed at school systems with more than 300 portable classrooms over the past five years or with enrollment greater than 150 percent of the statewide average.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:34pm
A bill to suspend the state’s longstanding policy of helping local municipalities pay for school construction bonds passed the Senate. In addition to putting the school bond reimbursement program on hold for five years, Senate Bill 64 lowers the reimbursement level to 40 to 50 percent when it returns.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:04pm
The Senate Finance Committee has advanced legislation that would pause state spending on new school debt. State reimbursement for school bonds authorized between January 2015 and July 2020 would stop.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:45pm
The Cleveland school board is expected to approve new funding for the school construction watchdog panel. One of the biggest changes proposed will be that Bond Accountability Commission members will serve for two-year terms rather than being permanently appointed to their positions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:26pm
Local governments in Baldwin County are voting on resolutions encouraging residents to support the March 31 referendum aimed at raising revenue to support a 10-year, $350 million school construction plan. The Spanish Fort City Council is the latest group to approve the resolution.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 7:04pm
School districts would have to share local school construction and maintenance money with charter schools, according to a proposed amendment. It would require half of the money raised by an optional local property tax to be split between charter and traditional schools on a per-student basis.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 6:52pm
The Wisconsin district's board of education set a public hearing on its plan to borrow up to $50 million primarily to rebuild two schools and add an addition to a third.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:47am
A bipartisan group of senators put forward a bill offering one-time grants for school districts that are adding classes in accordance with state mandates.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:42am
School buildings may join school programs in facing budget cuts under legislation being considered in Juneau. A proposed Senate bill would halt new entries in a state program that reimburses local governments for up to 70 percent of the cost when they issue bonds to build or renovate schools.