PSJA expects Las Milpas school to be delayed
PHARR Â— PSJA schools officials say the new elementary school in Las Milpas will be opened one week later than expected.
In the meantime, its students will temporarily attend classes elsewhere, said Robert Loredo, PSJAÂ’s assistant superintendent for administration and school operations.
The districtÂ’s students are slated to start school Aug. 27., but the district does not expect the new South Pharr Elementary to be ready by then. Instead, the district is planning to welcome students to the school Sept. 3.
District officials are discussing where to house the students during that first week of school. The most likely option is for them to temporarily attend classes in new classroom additions built at several other district schools, Loredo said.
PSJA had hoped construction crews would be able to catch up and complete South Pharr Elementary in time for the new school year. But this summerÂ’s rain, as well as problems securing steel for the project, slowed the progress.
Ryan Holeywell covers PSJA and general assignments for The Monitor. You can reach him at (956) 683-4446.