Pennsylvania District Prepares for High School Expansion, Athletic Facility Upgrades

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors continued its discussions of the high school renovation and expansion project and the athletic facilities upgrades following Monday night’s reorganizational meeting.

District Architect J. Greer Hayden of HHSDR Architects/Engineers presented the latest proposed high school site plan. He said its design has evolved and continues to progress with feedback he’s receiving from meetings with individual staff, departments and administration.

Hayden said the proposed design hasn’t been finalized and would undergo additional modifications. He said the board is currently considering a high school renovation and expansion project that has estimated costs of $33,485,500.

In June, the board approved expanding the high school and turning the campus into grades seven through twelve. At the time, the board reduced the project costs by $3,096,000 when it deleted classroom additions and reduced gymnasium and office space.

The board was initially embarking upon a $35,326,500 renovation and expansion project in June, which upon discussions lessened it to $32,230,500. But modifications proposed Monday night have caused costs to rise by $1,255,000.

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