Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:08am
Competing construction needs, from decaying buildings to overcrowding, confronted Seminole County school board members as they worked to prioritize about $176 million in future sales tax proceeds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:03am
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn announced the release of about $213 million in capital construction money to school districts throughout the state, including nearly $30 million to the Richland School District. The district will be using the money for three elementary school construction projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:21am
An additional $2.3 million has been approved for public school construction and renovation projects in Arkansas. The funding is being released after learning of an error by the Pulaski County assessor's office that affected 246 projects in 120 school districts statewide.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:19am
One of the first charter schools in St. Louis, the Construction Career Center Charter School, is instituting a new, more targeted and individualized curriculum and putting a new board, principal, vice principal and senior staff in place before the school reopens in August.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:34pm
In August, Santa Fe Public Schools will open two new K8 schools intended to ease overcrowding on the city’s south side in addition to finishing renovations at other area schools. The total cost for the changes is $101 million, funded by 2009 and 2013 general obligation bonds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:08am
School districts in the state may see more funding for construction and renovation as a result of the state budget currently awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature. A moratorium for state reimbursement was placed on all new school construction projects in 2012.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:03pm
The state comptroller’s office released its first public school construction survey, which measured costs for Texas schools that opened between 2007 and 2013. Data shows that Dallas-Fort Worth is the Texas metro area with the most expensive schools, second only to San Antonio.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:00pm
The Madison School District has put forward a $27 million plan to upgrade or expand more than a dozen school buildings with financing from a proposed bond issue and the district’s capital maintenance operating budget over two years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 1:32am
A committee is recommending Mattawan Consolidated Schools put two bond proposals on the ballot. The first proposal would seek $59 to $62 million for new construction while the second would ask for $16 to $18 million for repairs and upgrades in the middle and high school, including new technology, as well as the purchase of new school buses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:43pm
Greenville County Schools will be able to make its payments on its $1 billion BEST construction program, finish a new middle school construction and maintain its nearly 100 schools for the coming year without a tax increase. The school board approved issuing up to $99.5 million in general obligation bonds to take care of its facilities needs.