Construction delays opening of new Federal Way High School

KING 5's Jake Whittenberg reports.

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Students and teachers hoping to be in the new Federal Way High School for the first day of class will have to wait another month.

Construction delays have forced the opening of the new "state-of-the-art" building back to October 17. Meantime, students are forced to return to modular classrooms and a safe portion of the older building still in operation.

"It's seen better days, it's falling apart on us," said Polly Tieutu, a senior at Federal Way High School. "It's disappointing definitely."

The district says a sub-contractor is experiencing issues having supplies delivered on time. The contractor has agreed to pay for any extra costs caused by the delay, according to Kassie Swenson, chief of communications and strategy for the district.

"We are making the best of the situation," she said. "What we are excited about, is that we are going to invite all district staff to see who would be interested pitch in and help us move when the day comes."

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