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Lancaster sets hearing on $15 million budget increase to complete new school

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—Citing rising costs and a larger auditorium requested for community arts events, superintendent Jessica Davis asked the Lancaster board of supervisors on Thursday, November 16, for an additional $15 million appropriation to complete the construction of the new junior/senior high school near Dream Fields. 

The board voted 5-0 to hold a public hearing on the budget amendment at the December 14 meeting.

The board previously approved a new construction bond of $63.1 million which was slightly over the $60 million spread over fiscal years 2023-25 in the capital improvement plan. 

At an October 25 meeting with the executive committee, architect firm VMDO and general contractor Branch Builds presented a finalized new guaranteed maximum price of $75 million, said Davis. “This increased cost is attributable to….

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