Construction Update August 2021

Construction Update August 2021
Posted on 08/16/2021
Important Update

AN UPDATE ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION:

Hello BU Community!

At our board meeting last week, we received good news that construction costs and supplies are beginning to level - and that we are able to proceed with the next steps in constructing a new building for Berne Union. While prices have come down, the total project cost ($56 million) was still more than we had originally planned. Fortunately, we were able to secure additional funding for the difference, so our project will proceed in keeping with our district’s financial plan!

With the advice of our architect and construction team, we anticipate breaking ground sometime in the fall. If all goes to plan, 2023-24 will be the (tentative) first year for students in the new building.

As always, these dates are what we are planning, but are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

We know there will be a lot of questions about the process. We are hoping to provide accurate information as we are able to do so. Also, please stay tuned for events such as community tours and open houses in the current building and other exciting opportunities to commemorate this milestone for our community.