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Internal GCS E-mails Reveal Insight About McNair Turmoil

11:10 PM, Sep 12, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC--  News 2 went through close to 2,000 internal GCS e-mails that provide insight on how much the district really knew and why things didn't get done on time.

Internal GCS e-mails show four McNair subcontractors in turmoil with the general contractor, Farley Associates.

Divine Electric was replaced for failure to maintain the project schedule.

S & S Glazing LLC and a paving contractor, Sharpe Brothers both walked off the job citing they weren't paid.

A plumbing contractor threatened to walk off when they weren't paid $654 one month and over $19,000 the next.

McNair principal, George Boschini was obviously concerned.

In e-mails dating back to July, Boschini says: there are questions about us being ready for students and no hint of a single electrician anywhere on the property.

The documents News 2 obtained showed that it wasn't just the principal concerned. The district knew about the contractor issues as early as July.

A meeting summary from July 17 said the electrical work is behind and to cover all bases the project team was working to develop a backup plan in case the building was not completed in time for school to start

That was a month before the district announced the building wouldn't be ready.

In another e-mail from early August, staff was looking at enrollment options for the kids at their former schools. They had determined it would be easier to get the students accommodated at the original schools.

It took the district ten more days to announce McNair would not be ready.

WFMY News 2

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