“They couldn't have hurt us any more with the strike than they did with Eel River,” said Dana Wannemacher, vice president of Barton-Coe-Vilamaa Architects-Engineers, the architect on the project.
Wannemacher said there shouldn't be a worry about students being in the building for the start of school, but teachers may not have access to the building until Aug. 8. That leaves little time to prepare their classrooms.
“I've been doing this for 24 years, and we haven't missed one (school start) yet,” he said.
The biggest concerns now are the media center, cafeteria and library. District Business Manager Bill Mallers said even if work continues in the building after school begins, it shouldn't be a problem.
Wannemacher said contractors will be working right up until the first day of school.