Bond Issues and Campaigns

Title Abstract Publication Date
Cloud Computing's Limitless Options. Describes how three school systems have converted to cloud computing, and discusses administrative, management, bond proposal, and transportation applications. 04/30/2011
Community Colleges: How Can an Effective Facilities Bond Program Be Managed? Explains why so many community college construction bids are over the budget, and suggests remedies. These include precisely differentiating needs from wants, prioritizing projects, ensuring that a... 12/31/2007
Community Guide to Understanding the School Budget. This guide introduces the community to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools budget and explains how it works. The guide is for parents, voters, taxpayers, residents, and students. The guide describes... 12/31/2001
Complete Bond Election Information for the 2004 Bond Program [Austin School District, Texas] Includes Bond Program Overview; FAQs; Proposition Summary; Official Ballot; Early Voting Schedule & Locations; Bond Program Development; Instructional Focus of Educational Specifications;... 08/31/2004
Creative Financings. Describes creative bonding procedures including lowering the majority needed to pass a bond so that a district could rebuild tornado-damaged structures, refinancing, paying off bonds early, and using... 07/31/2006
Current California Facilities Funding. California voters have approved a number of statewide and local bond measures to help build and maintain school facilities. However, the state's Office of Public School Construction (OPSC)... 12/31/2006
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD 2007 Bond Steering Committee Recommendation to the Board of Trustees: Executive Summary. Presents the data supporting the Committee's bond recommendation. This data was derived from enrollment figures, residential development, input from school staff, facilities review, the state... 06/27/2007
Do you Have Their Support? How to Make Informed Decisions Using Focus Groups. Advises on use focus groups to determine opinion on school facility issues. Populating the group with the correct mix of stakeholders, developing the line of questioning, the proper role of the... 12/31/2008
Drivers of Successful Bond and Operating Levies...Q4C at the Foundation. Improving a school's Q4C quotient (quality control, customer commitment, and communications) during election planning hinges on district mission, a culture of high expectations, basic skills... 09/30/2000
Early Returns: Tax Credit Bonds and School Construction. A small federal program piloting tax credit bonds to support school construction, the Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB), has existed since 1997--providing evidence of how tax credit bonds could work... 08/31/2002
Election Day Follow-Up. Reviews how younger voters in the November, 2008, election helped pass a substantial number of bond issues. Predictions and advice concerning the potential of significant federal funding for school... 11/30/2008
Election Success: Proven Strategies for Public Finance Campaign. Shows how to use research and strategies to win elections. Includes sample campaign letters, flyers, scripts, PowerPoint presentations, checklists. Covers the following topics: vital topics:... 12/31/2006
Facing Challenges. Examines how the Dallas Independent School District (Texas) has been successful in passing new bond issues for school construction and renovation. The school district's strategic methodology is... 11/30/1998
Factors Affecting the Outcome of Successful and Unsuccessful Bond Referenda in Four School Districts. This comparative study involving four St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota, metropolitan public school districts investigates strategies, non-strategic factors, and critical incidents thought to affect... 10/31/1995
Factors Affecting the Outcomes of School Bond Elections in Iowa. This study examines positive and negative factors that affected the outcomes of school bond elections in four purposefully selected school districts in Iowa. Findings of the study indicated the... 04/30/1999
Factors Affecting the Outcomes of School Bond Elections in South Dakota. This study uses an exploratory data analysis to determine the factors within a community and within the campaign structure that have an effect on school bond election outcomes. Results from... 12/31/1992
Factors Influencing the Successful Passage of a School Bond Referendum as Identified by Selected Voters in Navasota Independent School District in Texas. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors influencing the successful passage of a school bond referendum and to examine pre- and post-strategies of the failed September 11, 2004,... 04/30/2006
Fighting for Survival: Rural Midwestern Community and Its Schools. Case study examines community values, beliefs, and norms related to school district efforts to pass a bond issue for the improvement and construction of school facilities in a rural midwestern... 12/31/2002
Fixing Our Schools Now! Qualified Zone Academy Bonds: A New Approach to Financing School Renovation and Repair. This booklet examines the Federal government's Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs) system for helping school districts carry out needed school renovations and repairs, discusses why QZABs are... 03/31/2000
Forming Bonds. Explains how one North Carolina school district was able to pass high-dollar bond issues for school construction. It discusses the planning and bidding processes, and the district's philosophy... 09/30/1998
Forward Thinking. Schools and universities are having success at securing funding for new facilities, as well as for growing repair and retrofit needs. 2006 was a record-breaking year in terms of the number of school-... 12/31/2006
From Headaches to Lawsuits. Reviews situations in new school construction that can escalate from inconvenience to litigation. These include site selection, project delays, cost overruns, improper contracting, and poor... 07/31/2007
Funding for the Next Generation. Discusses the success of Oregon's West Linn-Wilsonville School District in passing school bonds. Each bond issue typically proposes funding for a variety of projects, thus helping to ensure... 03/31/2008
Gaining Rural Community Support for a Bond Issue: A Superintendent's Experience. The passage of a bond issue in support of school building construction or renovation can be one of the most difficult activities for a rural school district. The process of getting a bond passed... 12/31/1999
Grappling with Growth. Describes explosive student population growth in several rapidly-expanding communities, and how they are dealing with the influx of students that their school systems or tax bases are not prepared... 08/31/2004

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