No open­ing date yet for Wheat­land Cross­ing School

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Al­most two months into the school year and Golden Hills School Divi­sion is still look­ing for a grand open­ing date for Wheat­land Cross­ing School.

The Mail re­ported in its Au­gust 24 edi­tion that the school open­ing would be de­layed. At the time, con­struc­tion is­sues were due to wet weather. This set back com­plet­ing the roof­ing and the ex­te­rior con­crete work. They es­ti­mated the work would take about one month, de­pend­ing on the weather. To date, the school is not open.

“We are meet­ing with the con­trac­tor com­ing up. We are work­ing on a date with them be­fore we can re­lease any­thing,” said su­per­in­ten­dent Be­van Dav­erne. “We want to make sure we have time­lines that will not change.”

He says they are mak­ing progress. The paving com­pany has been on site work­ing on the park­ing lot, and the rest of the in­side is mov­ing along.

“Be­fore we go back to the com­mu­nity with time­lines, we want to make sure ev­ery­one is con­fi­dent. We don’t want to go to them with a new time­line and then have that change again,” Dav­erne tells The Mail.

Cur­rently, the stu­dents are be­ing ac­com­mo­dated at Stan­dard School.

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