After a conference call with the Massachusetts School Building Authority on Tuesday, during which representatives from both towns were present, the district agreed to withdraw its consideration for an elementary school project.
The books have closed on the Colegrove Park Elementary School project nearly 18 months after it opened.
The finally tally is $29,084,907, with the city responsible for $7,057,296.53. The city's portion is $402,251.53, over the initial projection of $6.6 million. It comes to about 1.4 percent of the project cost.
The wrap around the construction site is expected to be fully removed soon.
The work has ramped up in recent week with the onset of nicer weather. On Thursday there were close to 150 workers on site through various subcontracts.
Nearly 75 percent of those voting in the Central Berkshire Regional School District on Saturday cast ballots to move the district forward in the process of renovating or replacing Wahconah Regional High School.
The Finance and Facilities Subcommittee will recommend the School Committee approve reconfiguring grades to move Grade 7 up to the high school.
The move to consolidate resources will also relocate the preK program from Johnson School into the elementary schools and add one class.
The School Building Committee is leaning toward one of two new options developed in response to feedback at its last meeting, when the initial plans for a renovated Clarksburg School were proposed.
Proposals E and F pick up on the concerns raised over the size of the primary wing and the need for a gym. The committee appeared heavily in favor of Option E, which included a rebuilt and expanded primary wing, a new kitchen and cafe, and a 4,000 square-foot gym, smaller than the 5,000 square-foot
The School Building Committee got its first look at plans for a new or renovated school — and the cost gave members pause.
The initial project estimates range from $12 million to $24 million on the high side; most put the town's cost at about $8.75 million to $12 million.
A guided tour of Wahconah Regional High School is being set for this Saturday morning, Jan. 7, to give the community an understanding of the needs and limitations of the 55-year-old building.
The school was invited by the Massachusetts School Building Authority in July to enter the agency's eligibility phase. During this phase, the Central Berkshire Regional School District will vote on funding a feasibility study that will recommend a long-term solution for the school building.