Carver High and Glenn K-8 projects remain incomplete

By Sherea Harris

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The economy is being blamed for the delay of some school construction projects in the Birmingham City School System. School officials say McCrory Building Company defaulted on the projects leaving Carver High School's new stadium and the new Glenn K-8 school incomplete.

Birmingham City Schools superintendent says when it comes to construction projects, these things can happen.

But it's a minor setback. The school system was prepared and is able to move forward.

"With any building project, you have insurance. And you have processes and procedures in place for these type of instances," said Dr. Craig Witherspoon.

"We have gone to the bonding company that bonded the project for completion, and asked that they honor that bond," said board member April Williams.

School board officials say the construction delay is not expected to have an impact on the completion date.

Both projects are set to be finished in time for the new school year.

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