Plans to into part of the empty Davisville Elementary School are on hold for this school year.
North Kingstown School Superintendent Phil Auger told the School Committee at its Aug. 14 meeting that the lawyers involved had not approved a lease agreement.
Attorneys for the school system, the town, the town bond counsel and The Green School itself have not ironed out all the details, Auger said. "I've been blown away by the bureaucracy."
Auger said he is still pursuing the lease plan, possibly for the next school year.
School Business Director Mary King said that over the summer she has been meeting regularly with contractors on school projects being overseen by public works officials from the Town of North Kingstown.
One team is , funded by a approved last spring. King said that project appears on track for completion.
The other team is working under a roof warranty to at the Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnesset Elementary School.
King said the Quidnessett School roof repairs are progressing, that old carpet has been removed and a new flooring material will be installed for testing in part of the school.
However, she reported, the Rhode Island Department of Education process required to design, review and request proposals for a new HVAC system, also funded by the bond issue, will probably delay completing those repairs before cold weather sets in.
On a more positive note, Auger reported that the North Kingstown Schools will receive nearly $800,000 in federal grants to upgrade wireless computer technology in the schools.
He said that future standardized tests will be conducted online and students will need wireless access to complete them. He said he would have more details about the grant at a future meeting.