The tab for building the new Oxnard High School campus has risen a half-million dollars above the initial price tag, but the Oxnard high school district will have to cover only a fraction of the added cost.
The Oxnard Union High School District board on Wednesday will consider requested changes to its contracts with two of the three builders working on the $33-million project.
C.A. Rasmussen Inc. of Simi Valley, which did the grading and other ground preparation of the site, is charging the district $451,160 above its original contract price of $1 million to cover the costs of bringing in additional dirt.
And W.M. Lyles Co. of Camarillo has asked to be paid an additional $59,982, bringing its total contract to nearly $715,000. Lyles' new charges primarily cover the cost of importing sand for filling in the school's new sewer line.