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Design Phase Of New Alco Could Begin Soon

May 10th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Pending approval by the Maryland Board of Public Works, the design phase for a new Allegany High School can soon begin in earnest for the School Board. Building a new Allegany High School is the Board’s top capital project priority, and the former Sacred Heart hospital site was approved last month by the state’s Interagency Committee for Public School Construction. For the next few years, Allegany County is under an unprecedented 93-7 state funding formula, meaning that the state would pay 93 percent of costs. Superintendent David Cox cautioned that the cost estimates presented Tuesday are very preliminary.  As the design phase of the project moves forward in the coming months, Board President Sara-Beth James says the board will study plans, consider educational programming and price and hopefully come up with a reasonable approach…

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