AUSTIN -- A new report on public school construction costs released Monday, June 30 by the Texas Comptroller’s office shows the costs of schools opened from 2007 to 2013 ranged from $76 per square foot to $260 per square foot.
In the Amarillo area, Pampa Junior High School ranked #5 in High Cost Middle School Campuses in the state of Texas.
In addition, there is Dalhart High School in the cost-effective schools ranked #6 in the Low Cost Secondary Campuses in the state.
Public school districts account for the largest share of most property tax bills in Texas. In fiscal 2013, they also held more than half of all tax-supported outstanding debt issued by local governments - $64.8 billion.