By STEVEN T. DENNIS
The Washington County Board of Education asked the County Commissioners Tuesday to pay $1 million of its share of the cost of upgrading South Hagerstown High School earlier than scheduled.
School officials are asking the county to pay the $1 million over the next two years.
Dennis McGee, director of facilities management for the schools, said the county's total contribution to the project would not change.
The first phase of the $13.2 million project should cost $8.4 million, he said. About $7.4 million in state funding has been approved, he said.
McGee said moving up receipt of the county money would enable the construction to be completed without installing costly temporary classrooms at the school.