Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:03am
The Rockford School Board adopted a timeline outlining when eight Rockford public schools will close, when new ones will be built, and when students will be shifted from one school to another based on changes in attendance zones. The district adopted a $250 million capital improvement plan in August.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 2:00am
Big changes may be coming to the buildings and facilities of Stillwater Area Public Schools with a possible price tag of nearly $100 million. A long-range facilities planning committee will present changes to almost all of the district’s buildings — including options to build a new elementary school and to expand the high school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:52am
A West Oakland charter school is partnering with an affordable housing developer to combine academics and apartments by building a new $9.5 million elementary school that will be finished in time for classes next fall.
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.