In the case of Bethlehem SD, the ink on the contracts has dried and materials have already been purchased. School officials are at a loss over which projects to scrap and which are vital.
Danville SD officials got a shock when the updated estimates for renovations increased to $47 million–a $7 million jump in just two months.
Also, in the Mt. Lebanon SD, many are balking at estimates for one construction option, a potential new high school–up to $132 million.
Instead of quibbling over thousands of square feet, school officials should count their blessings and be a bit more frugal with taxpayers money.