Athens City Schools announced its new high school won't open until November 19th. Students in grades 9-12 will start the school year at the former Athens Middle School on Clinton Street. Classes begin August 30th.
The school district said an unusually wet year prevented the completion of the courtyard area of the new school. The district said that created a domino effect, preventing contractors from closing openings in other areas of the building in order to provide air conditioning. The lack of air conditioning forced delays on finishing work such as flooring, casework and trim of the building.
In a news release on Monday, Superintendent Trey Holladay wrote, "The goal was to complete the classroom areas of the building by the end of August so that students could begin the year in the new school; however, all the pieces just did not come together as hoped."
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