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….