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Facilities Director Recommends BOE Split New Allegany High School Project

September 6th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Facilities Director Vince Montana has recommended that the Allegany County Board of Education split the new Allegany High School project — expected to cost around $39 million altogether — into two phases, requesting $3 million for Phase I, or site preparation, on the 2013 CIP. Site preparation includes demolition, relocating utilities and constructing a storm water management system. Plans are to build a new school at the site of the former Braddock campus of Western Maryland Health System, which is transferring the property to the BOE as part of a land swap with the city of Cumberland. The city gave WMHS around 40 acres of land near Constitution Park as part of the deal. A key to this project coming to fruition to the unprecedented 93-7 funding split with the state- however that formula will be in place for just a few more years. Montana said its imperative to receive at least a portion of state funding by FY ’15…

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