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New Lee County high school will cost almost $100 million

Posted at 7:06 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 10:31:41-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County School District is spending close to $100 million to build the new Gateway High School.

The district just released the budget sheet for the total estimated cost on the project.

School board members will get their first look at the estimated cost on Monday morning during a workshop.

They will vote to finalize the budget in two weeks.

Here’s the breakdown of the costs:

Most of the costs are for construction, which will be about $84 million.

$2.6 million goes to design work done by architects and civil engineers.

Inspections and permit costs are about $3.9 million.

About 8 million will go towards actual equipment for classrooms like desks, chairs and computers.

The total cost estimates to be $98.2 million and at the bottom of the budget page, the district said the cost will not increase due to adjustments they made.

The new school will be located off of SR 82 and Griffin Drive. It’s expected open in the Fall of 2021.