The expected completion is now March 2025 with students starting in the new school August 2025.
Representatives from VCBO Architecture and Hughes Construction presented at the August board work session explaining what the expected construction schedule was at the beginning of the year, based on the 2020 market, and the adjustments required based on the current market conditions.
The issues they are experiencing are not specific to this project but are nation-wide. Construction projects are facing supply chain disruptions for building materials, low availability of tradesmen, truck drivers, and general labor, and rising costs of construction due to the saturated construction market with high demand for new buildings.
During the August work session, Dr. Scott Rogers, Tooele County School District superintendent, expressed concern about what this would mean for students and overcrowding. Contractors explained that it is beyond anyone’s control. Although several tactics are being used to get out in front of these issues, it will still not be enough to meet the original open date of August 2024.
To watch the conversation between VCBO Architecture, Hughes Construction and the Board of Education members during the August Work Session, please go to https://youtu.be/I2KkQipu39A. The conversation about the delays in construction begins at the 46:46 mark and ends at 1:08:05.
Patrons can stay up to date on new construction projects in the school district by going to www.Tooeleschools.org under the tab “About TCSD-TCSD Construction Projects.”
APPROVED BOND PROJECTS
Twenty Wells Elementary School in Grantsville
Deseret Peak High School in Tooele
Stansbury Junior High in Stansbury Park