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School project winding down, stays within budget

Science classrooms have been in use since last week. Floor finishing is yet to be completed.
Science classrooms have been in use since last week. Floor finishing is yet to be completed.
As the Boone Central Schools building and renovation project reaches completion, Superintendent of Schools Nicole Hardwick recently recapped the project spending.
Funds for the construction have come from three sources — passage of the $12.99 million bond in May of 2015, as well as dollars from the school district’s depreciation fund and special building fund.
A total of $15,503,893 was in place for the entire project at the start of construction.
“Some final building details are being negotiated, but the total project cost remains within those original budget guidelines,” said Superintendent Hardwick. “The Boone Central School Board, administration and the Sampson Construction team have worked very hard to remain within the budget guidelines and provide a facility that is safe, accessible, efficient and functional.”
The project planning began in the spring of 2015. The board approved formal contracts with the construction manager at-risk (Sampson Construction of Kearney) and architect (Bahr, Vermeer & Haecker Architects of Lincoln) in the fall of 2015.
Read the complete story in the Sept. 20 Albion News Print and E-Editions.