Construction crews still working at Norwalk, Milford schools
Construction crews at Norwalk and Milford school districts are still working with only a week before the school year begins.
In Norwalk, construction crews are working round the clock to finish up repairs or replacements of eight school roofs. Despite the delays, school officials say they'll be ready to kick off the new school year next week.
The $4.8 million roof renovation project hit two snags this summer. The first was the unexpected discovery of asbestos in the Ponus Ridge Middle School. The second was the amount of rain that fell. But thanks to some major overtime, officials say the bulk of the work is done.
In Milford, construction is ongoing at 13 out of 15 schools in the district. There, the work won't be completed as roof and window repairs are being done.
Milford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Firn believes the construction won't be a distraction, saying the district has made a commitment to not disrupt the learning process as the work in going on.