Brookfield delays opening of new elementary school due to supply chain issues

Officials announced the postponement this past week, saying they will not know for weeks when the new Candlewood Lake Elementary School will be ready. In August, Superintendent John Barille had laid out a plan for students at Huckleberry and Center elementary schools to move into the new 139,000 square-foot facility, built to accommodate more than 1,000 students and 200 staff at a cost of $78.1 million. The driving factor behind the material delays come as a result of Armstrong Flooring, a major U.S. flooring manufacturer based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year. It is not the first time that supply issues have delayed the school project. In November of last year, officials announced three-to-four-month delays in the delivery of essential roofing materials.

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