The Central York school board had hoped a change in state law would allow the district to save money on a middle school roof project.
In fact, members hoped they'd be able to save about $100,000 and pulled the project from a list of summer construction work as a result.
But the state Legislature adjourned without addressing prevailing wage law, and board president Eric Wolfgang predicted it's "not likely to be addressed prior to the November elections."
Not wanting to delay the needed repairs any longer, the board voted Monday to move forward with the roof repairs so the project would be completed prior to the start of the 2012-13 school year.
And they approved it with the original estimated cost of $275,000.
Prevailing wage law requires workers to be paid a set rate - usually a union wage rate - when employed on a public project. The wage rate is usually higher than what a contractor would typically pay workers.
The money for the repairs will come from the district's capital reserves.
Projects approved in April are nearly complete, including upgrades to the microphone system at the administration center for $8,000, and the installation of blinds and vinyl shields in the cafeteria and the gym at the high school for $9,000.
Each of the four elementaries had between $15,000 and $23,000 worth of improvements approved. Some of those improvements include annual roofing repairs, painting, parking lot maintenance, installation of stair handrails and some necessary paving.