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Red Plan Inflation
JCI reported to Duluth that the Red Plan would cost $257
million in 2007
When asked if there would be any inflationary changes they
acknowledged that there would be an estimated $36 million in "construction
inflation" bringing the cost to $293
This led to the first anti red Plan logo wear for Let Duluth Vote.
Of course, Let Duluth Vote pointed out that in addition to the actual
construction cost there would be inflation which led to the change in our logo
which was placed on our lawnsigns and which is at the top of every page on this
website. Critics complained that it was not fair to include this cost although
the taxpayers will have to pay it as well.
Now the price has jumped yet again. $10 million has already been spent on the
Red Plan, primarily for Stowe and Lakewood schools. Even before construction
begins on the rest of the projects the projected bids for the remaining
construction are $296 million. That's the figure at the bottom of the following
page. Added to the $10 million spent already the Red Plan will cost $306
million not including interest.
Where will it all end?
Oh, and the School Board borrowed $5 million from the classroom to pay for the
Red Plan construction.
Meanwhile our classrooms are bursting at the seems
and the District is contemplating a four day school week.
Is this how we are going to entice students back into our schools?