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Supervisors consider funding for GHS improvements

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors evaluated a number of options on how to proceed with funding a new or renovated high school during its meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse. The matter came up as part of the county’s fiscal year 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Plan. A public hearing on the plan is scheduled for Feb. 5.

County administrator Brent Fedors presented the board with six options for moving forward with the school. One is to do nothing at all; a second is a full-scale, all-at-once renovation; a third, building a new school, and the others are hybrid plans that break the renovations into phases.

However, looking at rough numbers, Fedors said the cost of re-starting construction and with construction-inflation; it would be more costly to break the renovation into phases. “The longer you spread the project, you duplicate mobility costs of the project,” Fedors said.

With the cost of a new school at roughly $116 million and a full renovation...

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