WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro Area School Board members on Tuesday got answers to a lot of their questions regarding a $4 million deficit with the high school expansion and renovation project.
What they didn't determine is how they'll pay for it.
The school board borrowed $40 million for the $46 million project, which is slated to wrap up this fall. Board members contend they were told the $6 million difference could be found through interest and "value-added engineering," a method of saving money during construction.
While $2 million in interest is still anticipated, that value-added engineering has fallen drastically short. Some board members said Tuesday that they feel mislead.
"Fairy tales were told," board member Chris Devers said.
A representative of architectural firm EI Associates of Harrisburg, Pa., contended that the firm presented district administrators with $1 million worth of ways to save money. Those were largely rejected, he said.