Capital budget delay could affect East Valley school project

Capital budget delay could affect East Valley school project

An East Valley high school project could be put on hold if state legislatures don’t vote on a capital budget soon.

The East Valley School District is waiting on $17.5 million from the budget to start working on the project.

They plan to modernize the school, improve and increase safety measures and expand the school so they can serve more students.

East Valley’s superintendent is hopeful, but fears prices will increase if there’s no vote soon.

“Then we will not be able to proceed in opening bids, eventually the state is going to pass capital budget it’s just a matter of when we hope it prior to the bid opening,” said East Valley School District superintendent John Schieche.

The bid opening will be August 15 th , if the budget is not passed by then the district will have to delay the project.