Cost for new Grafton High: $69.5 million

NewGraftonHighThe new Grafton High School may have come with a $74 million price tag but the final cost is much less, School Building Committee Chairman Rich McCarthy told Selectmen.

The final tally: $69.5 million, which means a savings of $700,000 for the town once the math for state reimbursements is complete.

The high school opened in the fall, easing overcrowding in all Grafton schools due to a town wide school realignment.

McCarthy said some project costs were uncovered by the Massachusetts School Building Authority, including $250,000 for a left hand turn lane on Providence Road and $1 million for a second turf field.

Town Administrator Tim McInerney asked if the funds would be freed in time for May’s Town Meeting. McCarthy could not predict when the final reimbursement from MSBA will be made.

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3 thoughts on “Cost for new Grafton High: $69.5 million

  1. This was originally a $63 million project with a 15% contingency. Now it’s a $69.5 million project with a projected “savings” for the town of $700K, that the T.A. needs to secure for the air conditioning improvements to the municipal center “at no tax increase to the town”.
    Wow, how we do like to fool ourselves.

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