News

Yarrow school construction facing delays

Students at Yarrow elementary are having to wait longer than expected to move into their new school.

The new school was projected to be up and running, with students in classrooms, this January, but due to construction delays, the schools won’t switch over until spring break.

Earlier this month, district officials met with Yellowridge Construction Ltd., the company in charge of construction at Yarrow elementary, and decided that even though construction on the school will be complete sometime in January, it would be best to delay the move-in a couple of months.

The reason for the delay is so school staff can be trained in the operations of the new heating and ventilation system, which is different than the one used in the old school facility.

“It’s going to take a little bit of time to make sure all the deficiencies are taken care of and that we have trained staff to operate the heating and ventilation of the building before we bring the kids in,” said superintendent Michael Audet.

“We wanted to make sure all the new equipment is up and running and functioning well, and that all the deficiencies are taken care of. And probably the most important thing is, when the kids move in there will be no tradesmen on site. There will be nobody with tools, no more jackhammer, no more power tools. That’s done.”

The school district also did not want to be rushed with the move, and decided spring break – from March 19-25 – would be the next best opportunity to move in, rather than on a weekend.

Students will be in the new school on March 26.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada
 
Empty warehouse in Chilliwack prompts request for donations
 
Critics say NEB muzzling most oil pipeline speakers
Coast Salish tribes gather for water ceremony before NEB hearings
 
Kodiaks take sole point in OT loss
 
Burnaby mosque receives threats
Metro Vancouver rejects water subsidies for farms
 
Court reprieve restores full arsenal of roadside penalties against drunks
 
No jail time for RCMP officer charged with impaired driving

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.