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Weather key to finishing Colony Oak landscaping
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Good weather.

That’s what those at the Ripon Unified School District will be praying for in hopes of completing the landscaping work at Colony Oak Elementary School.

“Our plan is to have it done by the first week of May,” said Andy Strickland at Monday’s school board meeting.

The Director of Operations at RUSD was referring to some of the final stages of completion of this Measure G reconstruction project.

Good weather is also needed for the asphalt paving to take place for the new parking lot -- expanded space would accommodate 73 vehicles -- and play areas.

The hope here is a mid-April completion, Strickland said.

Other from that, “all’s going well,” he said regarding Colony Oak, with concrete work recently being conducted along the existing Administration Building.

Students moved into their new digs last October beginning with the kindergarten classes.

It was part of a long rebuilding process that initially began in 2015, with the actual groundbreaking occurring in September 2017.

In December, the transition from the old portables to the new classrooms was finally completed.

As for the old portables, most were recently demolished.