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Bid Day for New Allegany High School

September 2nd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Bid day has arrived for the Allegany County Board of Education as the construction proposals for the new Allegany High School will be received and opened this afternoon. Construction of the new school is estimated to cost approximately $42 million; however, the real cost of the project won’t be known until the bids are revealed. The school system, in partnership with the architects and engineers, has worked to value engineer this project to maximize square footage and reduce costs. The county has borrowed $9.2 million for this project, and has committed to the use of $500,000 of Project Open Space funds, for a total contribution of $9.7 million. The school board has committed $3 million to the project from its fund balance. When the board bid the demolition aspect of the project, the bids came in lower than projected- School Board member Ed Root said it would be ideal if that scenario played out for the general construction bids…


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