Haystack Mountain School Becomes Virtual Reality

Allegany county and school officials gave a 3-D tour of the new facility that has come together through cooperation.

Following funding challenges, a school at Haystack Mountain in Allegany County is almost becoming a reality. For now, as reported by the Cumberland Times-News, county commissioners and school officials are happy with the preparation and the plans, which can be viewed in a three dimensional format through modeling software.

Last year, county government officials were confronted with a $25 million shortfall in the construction budget for the High School on Haystack Mountain. Working together with the school system, they reduced costs and achieved the needed funding for the project.

From the Cumberland Times-News,

The process of securing the $51 million needed for the project went through many ups and downs over a three-year period.

“Allegany County has pioneered the concept of taking care of what you have,” said Franchot. “That fiscal discipline is really, really appreciated. I’m very impressed with the presentation and teamwork.”

For background, see Allegany County Grapples With School Construction Budget Shortfall.