New Glover School Move-In Date Delayed Until February

Sink, gym floor and landscaping work lags.

The new Glover on Thursday, Dec. 12. Credit: Terry Date
The new Glover on Thursday, Dec. 12. Credit: Terry Date

The move-in date for the new K-4 Glover School has been delayed until February while the school contends with construction delays.

The new move-in date is Feb. 17, the start of February vacation, with the opening of school slated after students return from winter break.

Supervisor of Technology Ken Lord told School Committee members last week that the changes to the move-in and opening was due to delays related to classroom sink, gym floor and landscaping installations.

The main barrier, however, has been that the sinks the district received did not meet specifications, he said in an interview. The delay to sink installations throws off the schedule for related plumbing work and inspections.

Originally, the plan was to carry out the move-in over Christmas vacation, with the school ready for the 320 children when they returned in January.

The new school will be able to serve as many as 425 students.

The total budget for the project is $25.9 million with the construction itself costing about $21 million.

The project remains on budget. The district has $32,00- $36,000 remining in its contingency fund, school officials said.

The project's very beginning dates to 2007, with demo of the old school in August 2012, and construction starting thereafter.
Avery Schlacter December 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Thanks for this it reminds me that I need to get a <a href="http://www.lewisplumbingsantabarbara.com/plumbing-services-for-californias-gold-coast/">plumbing service in Santa Barbara, CA</a>. Plumbing can be such a hassle and it's too bad that it's delaying school.
Laura Jaeger Ward December 13, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Hmm..Michael Rockett, Rob Dana, Amy Drinker and Groom Construction always got their M'head school projects in on time. But what did they know?
John Buba December 16, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Well when you have $5 million in underbid dollars to spend with your friendly contractors, anything is possible. If this team was so wonderful why have they (including Groom) all but vanished from public sector work? Inquiring minds and the AG might want to know.


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