Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:18am
Voters passed the Boulder Valley School District's $576.5 million capital construction bond issue, the largest K12 bond in Colorado history. The property tax increase will allow the district to repair and upgrade all of its 55 schools, including rebuilding three elementary schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:37am
Students and teachers in Lexington 2 can look forward to upgraded school facilities, as voters approved a $225 million bond package to build four new facilities and other renovation projects. But in Kershaw County, voters rejected by a narrow margin a $130 million proposal for school improvements.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:57am
With approval from Rockford voters, the Rockford School District will put a $250 million 10-year facilities plan in motion. That means closing eight schools, building two and making improvements at the district’s nearly 40 other early childhood, elementary, middle and high school buildings.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:12pm
Two state lawmakers from Boardman and Austintown introduced legislation to reduce school building costs for local school districts and taxpayers. The legislation would require the state to pay set percentages of school construction costs while decreasing the cost of local school improvement levies.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:07pm
Construction demand is up dramatically in Texas, partially because of the large number of school construction bond issues approved this year. Meanwhile, many construction workers are finding better jobs elsewhere. But the shortage has been decades in the making. Middle and high schools started dropping vocational courses four decades ago in favor of curriculums focusing on preparing students for college.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:44pm
The Maryland public school district's superintendent is recommending that $220.8 million be added to the district’s current six-year school construction plan in order to address significant space needs in the school system. The majority would restore the timeline of projects that were delayed last year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:59pm
A bill to protect children from harmful noise during construction next to school buildings is gaining momentum in the City Council. The proposed Intro 420 bill would require that construction noise next to city schools not reach above 45 decibels and would task the Department of Environmental Protection with providing regular enforcement.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:36pm
Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dollars. More than 60 school buildings are listed in poor condition. An estimated $1.3 billion is needed to replace or refurbish these schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:42pm
The Montgomery County school system’s guidelines for planning future school construction projects may undergo several changes, including ones that would affect preferred enrollment and school site sizes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:10am
Cleveland's school district has put Issue 4, a 37-year, $200 million bond issue and 0.5-mill continuing levy for maintenance, on the ballot this November. The maintenance levy will raise $25 million a year. The bond will help the district replace about 20 additional schools, improve 20 to 23 other schools and maintain facilities.