McNair Elementary contractor fired by school board

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford County Board of Education has reportedly ended its agreement with the builder contracted to construct McNair Elementary School, potentially delaying the school’s opening further.

The Greensboro News-Record reports the board voted 8-0 on Tuesday to terminate the contract, indicating Farley Associates of Indian Land, S.C. defaulted when the company failed to finish the school on time.

The district’s original move-in date for the new building at 4603 Yanceyville Road in Brown Summit was slated for July 30, 2012.

Two neighboring elementary schools have been hosting McNair students, teachers and staff in the meantime.

Kindergarteners and first-graders are attending class at Brightwood Elementary, located at 2001 Brightwood School Road in Greensboro.

Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders are attending class at Jesse Wharton Elementary, located at 5813 Lake Brandt Road in Greensboro.

Classes and services for second-graders, special education students and English as a Second Language students are being split between Brightwood and Jesse Wharton.

Source: News-Record.com