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Weston work on schedule
Ripon campus will re-open in July
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Construction at Weston Elementary School is starting to take shape with the walls going up for the classroom wings. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

Construction at Weston Elementary School is right back on schedule.

That’s according to Ripon Unified School District Superintendent Bill Draa, who mentioned that the voter-approved Measure G renovation project had been “six to 10 days behind” at one point about a month ago.

“As of now, we’re looking at a mid-July reopening,” he said.

Draa gave an update on the build-out currently taking place at Weston at last Tuesday’s school board meeting.

“We’re starting to see the visuals of a new school – the walls are finally going up,” he said. 

CT Brayton & Sons Construction of Escalon has been spearheading the project that kicked off with the infrastructure.

Completion of that means the work crews can focus to reconfiguring the existing Multi-Use Room not to mention construction of the new classrooms and gymnasium.

Some of the holdup, Draa added, had to do with the making corrections to parts of the plan coupled with the wet weather that took place in December.

“We’re meeting with the powers that be (on the project) on a weekly basis,” he said, mentioning architect Tim Huff along with the contractors and DSA inspectors.

Plans call for Weston to re-open in time for the 2015-16 school year.

Students, teachers and staff have been shuttled throughout the district.

The other part of the $25.2 bond measure will be the renovation of Colony Oak Elementary School in the coming years.

That campus will undergo a similar-type makeover. Included will be replacing the portable units there for permanent classroom structures.