School board approves $6.2 million for middle-high project
CROSS CITY, Fla. -- The Dixie County School Board approved the first phase of construction for a new middle-high school.
School board members met Tuesday evening, approving $6.2 million for the first phase which will start in the coming weeks.
"The board approved the maximum price on the site clearing package," superintendent Mark Rains explained.
Rising construction costs have board members worried.
"Construction costs have soared but yet the square footage calculation numbers have not gone up with the department of education in the past six years," Rains adds.
The board will consider adjusting the construction plans, including cutting the project's square footage.
The school would also serve as a hurricane shelter for Dixie and surrounding counties.
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