Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:47am
A bill to curb construction noise within 75 feet of public and private schools to less than 45 decibels during school hours is being pushed by some New York City Council members concerned about the effect on learning. It is facing resistance from the building industry, which sees the bill as impractical.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:25am
Wyoming lawmakers likely will face tough choices in coming years over how to fund the state's K12 educational system because of falling mineral revenue. In the 2017-18 school year, the state's account for school construction will receive an estimated $137 million in revenue, while spending is projected at more than $510 million.
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asking voters for a higher property tax to raise as much as $200 million and build as many as 10 schools to replace outdated and overcrowded schools.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.