Construction at the new Region 2 Elementary School is running approximately three weeks behind schedule, according to official reports.
Mike Crain of Reynolds Construction Management told members of the Centennial School Board Operations Committee that the project was approximately 24 days behind schedule.
"That is a lot better than it was a couple of months ago, when it was about 40 days behind," he said.
Crain also asked the members of the committee to consider a change order estimated at $24,000.
He said unlike the plans for the Davis School, there is no trash dock at tne new McDonald building. Crain said adding a scissor lift to the plans would enable the trash to be lifted in the dumpster mechanically, thereby eliminating the possibility of back injury.
Centennial's Assistant Superintendent of Operations Bill Gretton agreed saying, "with any substantial trash in a large dumpster, this will make it much easier to lift for the custodians.”
The Operations Comittee voted 3-0 to forward the change order to the full school board for consideration for approval.
Committee members said they are planning another site visit for mid-March, to check out the progress of the construction.
Plans to demolish the former McDonald Elementary School building are still set for this summer.