The Portland Public Schools board is scheduled to vote on Lincoln High School’s master plan Aug. 28, but members are still no closer to understanding why costs are so much higher than expected on the 2017 bond projects.

Office of School Modernization Senior Director Dan Jung said Aug. 14 that his team is comparing costs from the district’s three nearly completed high school rebuilds — Roosevelt, Franklin and Grant — to figure out where the inflated numbers are coming from.

“We’re taking a deep look into why that is,” Jung said. “We haven’t drawn a lot of conclusions yet.”

Board members pushed for an explanation as soon as possible.

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