By JOSH RESNEK
Assistant School Superintendent Charlie Obremski told the city council Monday night that a new high school is needed, is being applied for, and thus a five-year effort has begun.
Councilors questioned Obremski, who came prepared, as is his pro forma.
Obremski was knowledgeable, informed, and adept at treating everyone who questioned him with respect.
“The overcrowding of the schools is a real problem. We’re trying to deal with it as best
we can. Right now, we’re just putting in a document of “interest” to put us in line for another school. Again, that will take about five years. We need a long-term solution,” Obremski told the city council.
“It could cost as much as $400 million – $450 million,” Obremski said in response to a series of questions from the councilors.
The state will reimburse the city approximately 78%-80% of the total cost, which will still leave the city with a substantial financial responsibility.Continue reading New HS cost could top $400M