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The company that oversaw the construction of the old Arlington Education Center will get another funding increase as the project persists longer than expected and requires more oversight.
By October 28, school board members were to be informed of the plan to provide an additional $ 277,083 to McDonough Bolyard Peck, who is acting as construction management consultant for the project. Final funding approval is slated for November.
The additional funds are in addition to the original contract of $ 582,695 approved in 2019 and a supplement of $ 212,257 accepted by school board members in June.
Funding beyond the original contract is due to the length of construction, the “conditions challenges” encountered in the 1960s building, and the desire to add another staff member to augment existing monitoring resources.
For decades, the Arlington Education Center (located on North Quincy Street near Washington-Liberty High School) served as the central administrative center for the school system. Several years ago, the APS bureaucracy was moved to a leased space on Washington Boulevard as school officials worked to reallocate the office building to accommodate high school students.