Adams Central Elementary construction comes in nearly one million under budget

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - As the school year is comes to a close for some districts, Adams Central Elementary is celebrating the end of their construction coming in under budget. There is approximately $975.000 left over.

Voters approved the spending of up to $20 million and the leftover money will go towards paying off the principal of the bond.

“When you pass a school bond that money can only be used for certain things and with that again we are down to the end so we're just giving it back to patrons,” Adams Central Public Schools Superintendent Shawn Scott said.

Scott says the leftover money is thanks to the school board being conservative with the taxpayer dollars.

“A lot of it comes down to the board managing the money very well,” Scott said. “So they turned around and do we need to spend it on this do we not. The bidding process, the board did a great job with. We had very competitive bids come back. We also had less change orders than most schools do too.”

Scott said he's grateful to the taxpayers who helped make the facility happen.