GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Expanding the Greencastle-Antrim School District campus to accommodate increased enrollment could cost taxpayers as much as $54.1 million or 18 additional mills of taxes, the school district's business manager said.
With enrollment expected to top 4,000 by 2020, Superintendent Greg Hoover said each school needs modification and additional square footage.
The Facilities Development Committee of the Greencastle-Antrim School Board, together with EI Associates of Harrisburg, Pa., presented the board with a three-phase concept plan Thursday.
The plan is designed to handle current growth trends, modern building codes and potential growth explosion.
At the heart of the plan is expanding classroom space, said Board President Arnie Jansen, who sits on the committee.
The plan detailed renovations to each of the district's four buildings, plus new construction. It included adding 47 classrooms, joining the high school and middle school with a shared dining hall, moving district offices to the new joined high school and middle school, adding a kindergarten/pre-K center and constructing a new fieldhouse.