Lancaster school board holds public hearing on construction agreement

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

KILMARNOCK—The Lancaster school board on Monday, November 21, held a public hearing on a comprehensive agreement between Lancaster County Public Schools (LCPS) and Branch Builds for the construction of the new middle/high school.

During the public hearing, only resident Robert Hood spoke. He was concerned that no details have been shared about the design, specifically the auditorium/theater “with no money left in the budget, leaving the cultural community out in the cold.” Hood added that the same people who are supporting cultural events are the “highest taxpaying residents in the community.”

Superintendent Jessica Davis assured Hood that they are “very much still in the schematic design process” with details to be worked out.

The board must wait 30 days after the public hearing before signing the agreement, which details the work to be performed, how the project will proceed and the responsibilities of each party.