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.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:12am
A series of education bills are on the agenda at the Senate Finance Committee, including a bill that would allow charter schools to receive more state funding for construction costs. Currently, state law allows charter schools to receive just 30 percent of state funding for the cost of school construction or renovation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:01am
School districts with growing populations could benefit from two pieces of legislation that got preliminary approval from the New Hampshire House. One involves a measure to provide up to $50 million dollars in aid for school construction projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 3:14am
A bill has been advanced that would provide more money for school construction but also would suspend wage rules. The bill would allow school boards to extend construction bonds beyond the period approved by voters and would clear the way for projects to ease overcrowding.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:25pm
Voters approved the construction of a new $48.8 million middle school in Cloquet, but voted down building a new auditorium along with it.