iBerkshires.com reports after repeated public assurances from its construction manager that the new Mount Greylock Regional School will be ready for the Sept. 6 opening of school, the district Friday informed staff and families that the building failed Thursday in its second attempt to obtain a temporary certificate of occupancy.

The inspection indicated that there remain tasks to complete before the TCO can be issued, and a new inspection has been set for next week," according to Kimberley Grady and Principal Mary MacDonald in an email addressed to "The Mount Greylock Community."

District officials long have understood that they would be opening the building under a TCO — as opposed to a regular certificate of occupancy — because the demolition and grounds work will be ongoing after the new building is occupied and because work on the school's renovated auditorium is slated to continue into October.

The auditorium, one of two major components of the old school that remain, along with the gymnasium, will be the last piece of the project because it is attached to parts of the building that are being torn down — unlike the new three-story academic wing.


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