“While the current designs are not extravagant, we believe that there are areas where we can realize savings. We are taking a comprehensive look at these plans to make necessary adjustments in the design and to accommodate rising construction costs,” a statement from the district said.
School officials had planned to discuss the project with the public on Thursday.
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Funding for the schools will come from local and state money. Voters approved a 37-year $79 million bond issue in May 2018 by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In addition to the bond, the state will contribute around $41 million to the project through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
“The values of our community are clear - the new schools must be built within our means and fit the budget we created with the state,” a statement from the district said. “We’re committed to upholding that value and have already begun discussions with our partners in this project to address the discrepancy between our budget and the estimate.”