The Quesnel Junior School remains behind schedule, said Quesnel School District secretary-treasurer Jennifer Wollends. (Quesnel School District photo)

The Quesnel Junior School remains behind schedule, said Quesnel School District secretary-treasurer Jennifer Wollends. (Quesnel School District photo)

Occupancy date delayed for Quesnel Junior School

Construction continues on new two-storey facility

It will be a little longer until students and staff will be able to move into a new junior school in Quesnel.

School District 28 secretary-treasurer Jennifer Woollends confirmed Quesnel Junior School is behind schedule and will not be move-in ready come spring break.

“That is delayed,” Woollends said at a regular Board of Education meeting held online Wednesday, Jan. 12.

“We’re not sure by how long at this time, so we’ll be just working with JEN COL Construction and constantly looking at the schedule to see when. Once we have a more firm date then we would make a plan around when we would move into the school.”

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The BC Government lists occupancy of the $52.2 million two-storey facility for Fall 2022.

According to Woollends, it remains on budget.

A memo by Woollends to the Board of Education last November suggested the timeline had slipped by a few weeks and was being reviewed.

In mid-December, she noted the recent floods in B.C. may have an impact on product delivery that was being monitored closely.

JEN COL Construction said numerous wood products will be featured throughout the school to represent the Quesnel area.


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