Wyo. elementary school won't open by next school year

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Southridge Elementary School won't be ready for the first day of school as planned. Representatives of W.N. McMurry Construction Co. told the Natrona County School District board of trustees Monday that April snowstorms caused the delay.

The board requested an updated project schedule by Friday.

Some trustees expressed frustration that planned snow days had not absorbed the delay, given the otherwise mild winter.

"We're very pleased when we can give a project to a local contractor, and I think that W.N. McMurry is a fine company," Trustee Dave Applegate said.  "But I think the project management on this project has been lacking. I look forward to getting a detailed schedule ... and seeing some performance over the next few months that shows your commitment to the project." 

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