School board members asked Nielsen if the price could come down and it did. Nielsen said it could save the city another $300,000.
The rest of the money needed for the project will come from the school board's undesignated fund balance.
"We think we're going to get an excellent value for the tax payer’s dollars. They are going to be very proud of the school and the additional education opportunities we'll be able to offer the students," said Greg Coffman, school board chair.
A ground breaking is expected within the next couple of weeks. The school will open Fall 2004.