Students were supposed to return to class in a brand new elementary school in Robstown Monday, but district officials said it won't be happening by then.
Contractors have been working around the clock to get the new Irma Romero Elementary School ready. However, they are at least two weeks behind schedule.
So what does that mean for the students?
It means an extra two weeks to stay at home for the 700 plus students who would have reported to class on Monday.
Workers at the new school are still doing everything from laying down tile to painting. Concrete still needs to be poured. District officials were optimistic that the work would be completed, but that excitement has been put on hold.
The bottom line is that there is simply too much work to get done by Monday. They are now calling it Mission Impossible.
"Sometimes you have to reevaluate, and that's what we're doing," said Osvaldo Romero, Robstown Independent School District's school board president. "We're disappointed, but in the long run, it's the best thing for us to do at this moment."
The school is named after a long-time educator in the Robstown community. The $12.4-million campus will house students from two old campuses, Hattie Martin Elementary and Salazar Elementary. The school features a special interactive room that's equipped with all the latest educational technology.
A planned dedication ceremony will still happen on Saturday despite the delays. It will take place at 1 p.m.
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