School construction costs soar in Southern California

Feb. 28, 2007
Bond funds are falling short because of spiraling expenses.

About four years ago, Nichols Elementary School in Oceanside, Calif., cost about $10 million to build. Today, Foussat Elementary, an identical campus under construction in the same city, is expected to cost $15.2 million. The comparison gives a sobering picture of the dwindling value of bond dollars in Southern California, district officials say.

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