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.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:55pm
The passage of the bond will begin the construction of safe rooms in selected schools throughout the Oklahoma district as gymnasiums, band rooms, media centers and classroom additions will be built to do double duty.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:18am
About 800 school construction projects are piled up in the state Education Department awaiting review, delaying work for months and months and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. The backlog means it can take about six months before staff even begin their review of a particular project.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:22pm
Offering full-day kindergarten for residents of School District 41 will require new construction with a cost between $15 million and $30 million. Plan options include modifying existing school buildings, building an early learning center or building a new K5 school.