So the BOE is still considering the two least expensive and most obvious options: Build a new middle school on the current East Middle campus or build a new middle school on the ground outside Friendship Valley that is currently used by recreation councils for sports fields. Putting the new middle school on the same site comes with a tentative price tag of $59,958,175, while the project at Friendship Valley would cost an estimated $55,992,239. Nearly half of the roughly $4 million difference comes from the demolition of the current East Middle building in the first option. In the second option, CCPS would turn the building over to the county. Commissioner Dennis Frazier, R-District 3, rightly noted that while that second option may seem like cost saving, it would likely just transfer those costs from the school system over to county government, which funds the school system.