As the Jersey Shore Area School District was set to move forward with a construction and renovation project at its borough elementary school, it was informed that adjustments were needed in order to get under budget.
"It's obviously very unfortunate," said Brian Haines, of Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates. " ... We will have to adjust."
Haines informed the school board at its Monday meeting that bids came in about $1.3 million over budget - which recently was increased by about $1.4 million.
Haines explained that there were some market adjustments that weren't accounted for. He added that the "main culprits" of a higher-than- expected budget were the general construction and HVAC contracts.