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School Board refines building proposal

Revised high school plan now under consideration by the Boone Central School Board.Boone Central School Board refined the scope and costs of the proposed building project during a long work session Monday night, Feb. 20.

No official action was taken during the session, but the board worked with architect Jim Berg of BVH to reach consensus on several portions of the building proposal to more clearly define the project.

Berg proposed changes in the renovation plan to convert the present Albion school building to a pre-kindergarten, elementary and middle school, bringing the cost down from $1,376,000 as originally proposed to a revised cost of $827,500.

Other parts of the building plan include the new high school at $13,658,000; site improvements including land cost at $2,414,500, a 500-seat fine arts theater at $2,950,000, and renovation of the existing athletic field at $1 million.

Total estimated cost stood at $20,850,000 after the four-hour work session.

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