School project costs climb

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

Higher construction costs are forcing Nyssa and Vale school districts to modify plans for new middle schools to keep in budget.

Both districts are looking at blueprints and making the tough decisions on what to leave out of the new buildings.

Nyssa voters approved a bond for a new middle school in May. Vale voters did the same in November.

Rising costs were no surprise to Adrian school officials, who are under construction already on a new gym.

Adrian voters supported a bond for the gym, but costs came in $200,000 higher. Because of an anonymous donor, crews are today on the site and plans are in place for the new facility to open in the fall.

Plans for the new Vale Middle School look good, according to Vale Superintendent Scott Linenberger.

“We are looking at blueprints and deciding what is needed,” said . . .