Bids on the largest phase of the $108 million high school construction project have come in at more than $4 million above projected budget estimates. Combined with escalating costs for construction management, currently more than $14 million, the project is now $5 million beyond what the city can afford and has forced designers to revisit elements of the new school. A review of bid documents will take place over the coming weeks in hopes of cutting costs and avoiding any further delays in the construction schedule for the school, which already has seen delays since voters approved $168 million in funding for two schools in 2014. It is unclear yet whether portions of the high school project might be rebid or if the COVID-19 pandemic might further affect the construction schedules on either project. The construction manager for the project is Newfield + Downes.