Funding -- State and Local

Title Abstract Publication Date
Finding Funding. Identifies sources of funding to help build green schools, including federal and state programs, foundation grants, and partnerships with business. 02/28/2009
Formula for Success: Building an Equation for School Construction. Details the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' technique for prioritizing school capital improvements by means of complex calculations involving demographics, enrollment, facility condition, and... 03/31/2008
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
Funding Building Projects in a Tough Economy Outlines sources for hidden funding to help construct and maintain school buildings, including local and state tax revenues, with some limited support from state and small federal initiatives; Local... 03/31/2012
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
Funding School Infrastructure Needs across the States. Compares state funding for school infrastructure needs between 1993-94 and 1998-99. Found 164 percent increase in state infrastructure funding. Examines state funding mechanisms such as flat grants,... 09/30/2001
Georgia Schools Tap New Source For Construction. In 1996, Georgia voters approved a measure that gave local districts access to a 1-cent sales tax for school construction and renovation, to be charged in addition to an existing state sales tax of 4... 06/02/1998
Getting a Piece of the Pie: Schools Need to Be Proactive, Flexible When Pursuing Stimulus Funding. Outlines how funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009 may be made available for school facility needs in states that choose to direct them there. Examples of school... 12/31/2008
Good Buildings, Better Schools: An Economic Stimulus Opportunity with Long-term Benefits. Advocates federal spending to improve the condition of school buildings, noting the respective short- and long-term economic benefits of construction industry promotion and an improved learning... 03/31/2008
Good Enough for Congress? A Pictorial Representation of Why Americans Deserve Better School Buildings. This booklet graphically depicts the current condition of public high schools attended by various members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, including photos, statistics, and... 10/13/1999
Good Riddance to 2010. Presents editorial content on 2011's economic recovery and compares oppotunities for moving ahead to the five stages of grief. 12/09/2010
Grossmont Union High School District: Capital Construction Proposition H Bond Program Performance Review. Offers a detailed review of the district's bond program, citing its overall success and making suggestions for improvement. Sections cover progress to date, design team costs, construction... 07/30/2007
Growth and Infrastructure Costs: Legal Constraints for Shifting the Tax Burden. Reviews legal challenges to property tax formulas to fund schools, with particular attention to actions in California and Florida. Remedies and alternative funding instruments are discussed,... 03/31/2008
Guidance for Review of School Building Project Financing. [Indiana] Provides Indiana school officials with the parameters within which the state will evaluate local school construction project financing. The guidance indicates how projects will be assessed under... 12/31/2004
Guide for Planning School Construction Projects in Minnesota. This guide summarizes changes in laws and regulations for educational facility funding options and construction project proposals; highlights some of the latest ideas in planning and designing school... 12/31/2002
Guide to Financing EnergySmart Schools. Describes opportunities for obtaining funding to create energy-efficient school, emphasizing new federal programs included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as well as ongoing grants and... 03/31/2009
Guidebook to the School Facility Program. [California] This guidebook assists California school districts in applying for and obtaining grant funds for new construction and modernization projects of its public schools under the provisions of the Leroy F... 12/31/1999
Guidelines for Program for the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds by Missouri School Districts. This program provides credit enhancement and helps Missouri school districts in need of educational facilities achieve a low borrowing cost and other favorable borrowing terms. This report presents:... 07/11/2006
Guidelines for Receiving State Capital Outlay Funds. [Georgia] Because receiving capital outlay funds from a state government requires precise reporting, a guide for correct planning is essential. To simplify this reporting process, Georgia's guidelines for... 10/31/1996
Healthier Schools: A Review of State Policies for Improving Indoor Air Quality. Existing indoor air quality (IAQ) policies for schools reflect the variety of institutional, political, social, and economic contexts that exist within individual states. The purpose of this report... 12/31/2001
Healthy, High Performance School Facilities: Developments in State Policy. Brief summaries of state laws, executive orders and other formal policies that address healthy, high performance school design and construction. Most of these policies reference either the LEED... 06/30/2011
HJR 105: Joint Subcommittee to Study the Level of Assistance to Localities Necessary for Developing Adequate K-12 School Infrastructure. [Virginia] Report of a subcommitee on the following issues: the physical and technical infrastructure needs of K-12 schools throughout Virgina; availability of local funding sources to meet those needs; public-... 09/20/2004
Housing Aid Reimbursement. These instructions and forms demonstrate the manner in which Rhode Island reimburses school districts for repair, renovation, or new construction. Program highlights, rules, and restrictions are also... 04/30/2008
How Colorado Funds K-12 Capital Construction. Describes the history, function, and limits of Colorado's state and local funding instruments for school construction. 12/31/2004
How Public Schools Are Financed. After summarizing the philosophy behind the financing of public schools, this document reviews the division of legal responsibility for education between the state and federal governments; outlines... 12/31/1990

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