The Shenandoah County School Board announced Thursday that construction on Stonewall Jackson, Strasburg and Central High Schools will cost $33,000 less than expected. That's in addition to the $73,000 that the board was able to save last month.
Better roof and plumbing designs are keeping the projects under budget, but the board says there's no reduction in the quality of construction. The county will spend extra on pipe reinforcements, boiler cleaning and storm drains.
Steve Shaffer, Shenandoah County School Board member, says, "The savings that come up are good but there's usually an equal amount of other expenses."
Renovations at all three schools are on track. Work at Strasburg and Central will finish in early 2004 and at Stonewall later that summer.