Wheatland Crossing School opening delayed
The opening of the new Wheatland Crossing School has been delayed one month because of construction issues due to wet weather. The school division has arranged for students to attend Standard School starting September 1 while crews complete work on the facility.
Golden Hills School Division superintendent Dr. Bevan Daverne told The Mail the high amounts of rain in July and early August have caused the contractor working on the school site delays in completing the roofing and exterior concrete work, which will set the opening back to early October, weather depending.
“We are in a holding pattern here,” Daverne said. “Those exterior areas that were a problem should be ready in another month, weather depending again, too, but that’s what we’re told.”
Students will instead be bussed to Standard School, where the school division has made arrangements to accommodate the increased class sizes of the students who are coming from Rockyford, Gleichen, Hussar, Rosebud, as well as Standard. A letter sent out to parents this week invites them to attend a public meeting on Monday, August 29 at 7 pm at Standard School to discuss adjustments.
Wet weather has set back contractors of the new Wheatland Crossing School and the school division has made arrangements for students to be bussed to Standard School for the month of September while work is completed.