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Glendale : Classroom Project Delayed

June 03, 1993

The Glendale High School classroom expansion project has been stalled again because state officials rejected its design for a heating and air-conditioning system.

Board of Education members were told during a meeting Tuesday that the California Energy Commission had revised its requirements for ventilation systems manufactured after 1992. In plans designed in 1990, district officials had hoped to use heating and air-conditioning units similar to those installed last spring at Hoover High, according to Stephen R. Hodgson, assistant superintendent for business services.

Costs to redesign the system and meet new Energy Commission standards could reach $34,000. It will take at least until August before the district can begin finding a contractor for the project, Hodgson said.

The latest delay in the 81,000-square-foot classroom project follows the board's decision in April to reject initial contract offers and start the bidding process anew. Several contractors had complained about one section of the district's bid documents, which is expected to be revised, officials said.

After Tuesday's board meeting, Trustee Blanch M. Greenwood expressed doubt that the new building would be ready by September, 1994, an anticipated timeline for the campus to accommodate ninth-graders from Wilson and Roosevelt middle schools.

"It looks like it would be a miracle if we were ready," Greenwood said.

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