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Garrett County’s share of renovated school close to $30 million

March 12th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Garrett County's share of a renovation project at Southern Middle School would top $29 million, the county's commissioners learned during a meeting this week with Board of Education members. The Cumberland Times News reports the total cost of the proposed project is more than $39 million, said Paul Edwards, chairman of the commission.

The proposed design for the renovation includes a redesigned gym with new bleacher seating, additional parking for the gym, a performing arts center and new tennis courts, according to a presentation made to the school board in 2014.

The school board learned in September about a projected $6.4 million increase in construction costs for the project. 

The increase is based on fiscal year 2017 Capital Improvement Program guidelines established by the Interagency Committee on Public School Construction. 

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