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.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:29am
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted to borrow $50 million in sales tax bonds to partially finance $129 million for over 200 school construction projects being considered.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:26pm
Portland Public Schools has slated 27 schools for facility improvement work this summer. The record-breaking $482 million bond in 2012 will ultimately cover building improvements at up to 67 schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:07pm
The biggest bond in Tulsa Public Schools history passed with about 85 percent approval. The Oklahoma district will have $415 million to spend on construction, technology, libraries and transportation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:56pm
The emergency bill allowing Nevada school districts to issue 10-year bonds without voter approval passed the Assembly. The bill was a quick replacement for Senate Bill 119, which was stalled because of a provision to drop the prevailing workers wage for school construction projects requirement.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:56am
San Juan USD begins construction of $117 million in “signature” projects at nine high school campuses next month. The projects will be financed with about a third of the $350 million in Measure N bond funds voters approved in 2012.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:51am
Montgomery County could face difficult decisions if the state doesn’t help fulfill the school district’s funding request for capital projects. The county school board’s requested $1.74 billion fiscal 2015-20 Capital Improvements Program banks on the success of a state bill to direct more school construction money to the county.