More money could be approved for the Brookfield High School Boys Locker Room project. After reviewing bid packages and updated information, the Board of Education says it became clear that $117,000 in additional funding was needed. The drivers of the increase are bid costs coming in higher than expected and adding contingency or soft cost amounts, which had not been included in the original estimates. The heating/ventilation systems could not be reused, driving up the cost. General supply chain costs and inflation also contributed. The original approved funding totaled $1.3 million. Bids came in about $50,000 above that, and the recommended 5-percent for contingency adds another $68,000. The bids came in substantially higher than the original estimates, at $2.9 million, so the scope of the project has been scaled back to keep costs in check. The town can transfer bonding from projects bonded in the same year.