C’dale school construction to begin soon
Crews will begin mobilizing to begin construction on Crystal River Elementary and the new Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale most likely within the next two weeks, said Tim Brekel, Roaring Fork School District Re-1 construction consultant. School board members held a special meeting Friday to address construction at the schools, and entered into a contract with A&P, its construction contractor for Carbondale projects. The approval gives the company permission to proceed with construction as soon as possible, said board member Bruce Wampler. Superintendent Fred Wall said Thursday that in order to meet the district’s Dec. 15 construction deadline, A&P requested that it begin construction on the schools as soon as possible. Wall said they didn’t want to wait until the board’s next regular meeting on Feb. 22 for contract approval. Brekel said he’s unsure when construction progress will be evident at either site, but “mobilization” will likely occur within the next week and a half. Friday’s special meeting was held in Wall’s office, and was conducted via telephone because most board members were not able to make it to Glenwood Springs to attend in person. Another construction update is scheduled for the board’s Feb. 22 meeting. At that meeting, board members will also discuss updates to its discrimination and student interrogations, searches and arrests policies. Over the last several months, the board has been updating most of the district’s policies so they can be current by the time Wall retires from his post this summer. Contact Bobby Magill: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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