DECLO, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - A school district official said construction on the new portion of the Declo Elementary School finished in December, a few weeks after the initial completion date.
Students came back from winter break Tuesday and some went to classes in the new addition.
Debbie Critchfield, Cassia County School District's communication officer, said delays and contractor issues pushed back the completion date, initially slated for around Thanksgiving.
Despite the delay, the district had always planned to move their belongings during the winter break.
The cost of the remodel was about $5.5 million with a 30,000-square-foot addition, including a new administration office, library, computer lab, classrooms and gymnasium.
Critchfield said the long-term goal is to tear down the existing part of the elementary school that was constructed in the '70s and adding a new classroom wing where the existing part of the school is.
She said they are about two-thirds of the way there.