Supply chain shortages push Brookfield school move-in date several months to fall 2023

With the Candlewood Lake Elementary School now slated to be finished in late May or early June, the plan is to move students and staff into the new 139,000-square-foot facility next fall for the new school year. The school, which will accommodate more than 1,000 students and 200 staff, was originally expected to be ready by the end of the year, with students and staff starting to move in by early January. But material delays have pushed back those plans, school officials said. A driving factor behind the delays stem from Armstrong Flooring’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year, which forced the school district to find another flooring manufacturer for the $78.1 million project. The Candlewood Lake Elementary School project has been plagued with delays. In November 2021, school officials announced three- to four-month delays in the delivery of essential roofing materials for the project.

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