by Elizabeth Mettler
Murch continues to work with city officials to attempt to address a $10 million shortfall in the 80-year-old school’s renovation budget.
SIT officials recently met with Council member Mary Cheh, the Council’s Education Committee Chair David Grosso, DGS Director Christopher Weaver, DCPS COO Nathanial Beers, the builders and the architect to try to come up with ways to tweak the design and otherwise bring down costs without sacrificing functionality.
The goal of the Murch community is to preserve as much of the original design as possible. An answer was supposed to be provided by the end of last week – April 15th – on how much the builders could reduce costs. The community is still waiting to hear back with a May 1st deadline looming. That’s when a design decision must be made to keep the project on schedule. For the full update, click here.
In the meantime, some Murch parents expressed their frustration by creating a video which they hope will motivate the city to find a solution. You can watch it here: