School delay unfortunate
Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 10:33 am
The delay of the Airdrie Koinonia Christian School is in a word - unfortunate.
After working for weeks on a story about it (pages 4 and 5), it is apparent the project and circumstances that lead up to the delay are complicated to say the least.
There are two things we know for sure: once completed, the new facility in Gateway is going to be a large, functional, beautiful space for the roughly 300 students of the school to attend and grow in. (See photos on page 5).
Secondly, it has been trying on parents, teachers and school administrators to have the children attend classes in a number of churches located all over the city since September (when students were originally supposed to be able to take partial occupancy of the new building).
Another thing we have heard from a number of sub contractors is how negatively this delay has impacted their businesses. The three sub contractors we spoke to claim to be out hundreds of thousands of dollars and say that has limited the number and scale of projects they can take on moving forward.
It appears everyone we talked to had the best of intentions when planning, raising money for and starting work on this school, but a number of unfortunate circumstances have come together to hold up the project.
We hope the issues can be worked out and the students can be back in school before this year’s Grade 12 class graduates.