Chief Operations Officer Ed Ramos said at the PfISD school board's Aug. 12 meeting the school could open in October. However, he added that opening by October is not guaranteed.
“Based on prior schedule projections from the contractor, it's still worrisome to us," Ramos said. “We still have our concerns”
As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, the project fell behind due to contractor scheduling errors and conflicts with other construction projects.
With Bohl’s Middle School not ready to open, sixth-graders were going to start the year at the district's newly-constructed Carpenter Elementary School. However, that school also was not ready for the first day of classes on Aug. 12 and is 92% completed.
According to a PfISD press release, classes will begin at Carpenter Elementary School on Aug. 16. To make up for the lost time, classes will start three minutes early and end two minutes late for the entirety of the school year.
“We have asked the contractor to really get that project cleaned up,” Ramos said.
He added that the Carpenter Elementary School project pushed back the Bohl’s Middle School timeline.
Bohl’s Middle School seventh- and eight-grade students began classes at Cele Middle School on Aug. 12.