Occupancy of Langford’s new middle school is expected to be delayed by at least two months, forcing the school district to relocate 520 students.

The much anticipated completion of Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School in Langford won’t come in time for the new school year, according to School District #62.

The school’s September 1st completion date has been pushed back to early November, which cited material supply issues and a labour shortage as the reasons.

Students and families impacted by the delay have been contacted by the district, according to a statement from SD62.

Students registered to start at Centre Mountain Lellum will be relocated to other schools in the area. Grade 6 students will attend Spencer Middle School, Grade 7 will attend PEXSISEN Elementary, and Grade 8 students will attend Dunsmuir Middle School.

“Safety is paramount at the district and we thank our school community for their patience and understanding while Farmer Construction works towards delivering a new school that will provide a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff,” SD62 said in their statement.

We anticipate occupancy of CML in early November and will keep families informed through progress updates.

The school is expected to open in November and all students will relocate. PEXSISEN, another new school nearby, will open on time.

Principals at each school location will be in contact with families in the coming days via email.

If you are a parent or guardian at one of the schools listed above, and are not receiving the district emails, contact them at info@sd62.bc.ca to update your information.

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