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Monday, April 16, 2012

Kalamazoo RESA's WoodsEdge Learning Center has officially achieved LEED Gold Certification. WoodsEdge is the first special education facility in the nation to receive Gold Certification in the LEED for Schools category, according to the USGBC website. It is also the 3rd primary through secondary educational facility in the state to achieve this status. Other LEED Gold schools include Kalamazoo Public Schools' Prairie Ridge Elementary and Linden Grove Middle School.  

TowerPinkster is proud to have designed all three of these schools. For more information on WoodsEdge, check out the video below or visit our website here

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Education and Senate Bill 770

Recently, the Senate Appropriations Committee took testimony of Senate Bills 770, 771, 772 and 870. For those in the K12 industry, like TowerPinkster, these bills are being closely followed as the result can affect funding for Michigan schools.

More than 130 school districts use the current Michigan funding infrastructure, which keeps millages at an affordable level for voters. Additionally, more than 300 districts use the funding to qualify their projects so they can borrow at the state-preferred Bond rate. These districts pay-off the loans, with interest.

Senate Bills 770, 771, 772 and 870 may effectively end state assistance for school infrastructure. For more information about these bills, please see the following links:

• Senate Bill 770 (and Senate Fiscal Agency Analysis)