Source: The Crescent-News

Nov. 28, 2017‚ÄĒWith now 24 days before the Defiance school district takes possession of the new grades 6-12 school, three people were on hand at Monday’s Defiance City Board of Education meeting to share updates on the new construction. Outgoing school board members also were recognized for their years of service.

Project manager Bryan Risner and vice president of construction management Ron Dulay of Rudolph Libbe Inc., were on hand, as well as Kraig Beilharz of Beilharz Architects.

Risner noted that the completion date of the construction is Dec. 22, with final inspections still needed. He shared a PowerPoint presentation showing ter ­ razzo flooring, locker rooms, classrooms, administrative offices, dining hall, kitch­ en and gym . Bleachers are expected to be completed by Sunday with the painting of the gym floor on Monday. The exterior brickwork is completed as well.

“We’re going to be pressed right to the end,” added Dulay. “We’ve been work¬≠ing overtime for the last couple months and we’ll probably be working seven days a week until the end, but we should be okay.”

Superintendent Mike Struble shared with the board that a dedication and open house are slated for 2 p.m. Jan. 7. A private open house for students and their parents will be held Jan. 2, with classes underway on Jan. 3.